18 days in Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer & Menton Itinerary

18 days in Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer & Menton Itinerary

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Nice
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Villefranche-sur-Mer
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Menton
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Nice

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Sydney in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Villefranche-sur-Mer.
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Highlights from your trip

Villefranche-sur-Mer — 4 nights

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Villefranche-sur-Mer is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, kick back and relax at Plage de la Mariniere, hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Villefranche-sur-Mer day trip website.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is just a short distance from Nice. In September, daytime highs in Villefranche-sur-Mer are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Menton.
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Menton — 5 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Menton is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, explore the world behind art at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh - Menton, and stroll through Promenade du Soleil.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Menton holiday planner.

You can drive from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Menton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Menton are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette, Vieux Port, &more) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). See even more of Nice: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Menton to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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