61 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

61 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Eze
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Eze, France
— 5 nights
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 6 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 6 nights
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Toulon, France
— 6 nights
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Cassis, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Arles, France
— 4 nights
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Avignon, France
— 5 nights
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Gordes, France
— 3 nights
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Sault, France
— 2 nights
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Sisteron, France
— 2 nights
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Castellane, France
— 4 nights
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 2 nights
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Valensole, France
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
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Eze, France — 5 nights

Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Kids will enjoy Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Eze Sur Mer Strand. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Breil-sur-Roya) and Palmes Beach (in Menton). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, cruise along La Pointe de Saint Hospice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Pissarelles, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Passable.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Eze trip itinerary maker site.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Eze is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Eze. Traveling from Punta Cana in July, things will get slightly colder in Eze: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Monaco-Ville.
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco — 2 nights

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take in nature's colorful creations at Princess Grace Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monaco-Ville online sightseeing planner.

Monaco-Ville is just a stone's throw from Eze. In July in Monaco-Ville, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 6 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Old Town will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Nice (Castel Plage, La Chaise Bleue de SAB, &more) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, stop by 365 Fromages, and take a tour of Vieux Port.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes online trip planner.

Getting from Monaco-Ville to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Monaco-Ville in July, Cannes is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 6 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Attractions like Waterworld lake of gaudrade and Aqualand Frejus make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more), Roquebrune-sur-Argens (Marche du lac & Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres) and Aqualand Saint Maxime (in Sainte-Maxime). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Port Grimaud 1 Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Canebiers, and go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor.

Discover how to plan a Saint-Tropez trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Cannes to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cannes in July, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Toulon.
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Toulon, France — 6 nights

Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Attractions like Var Lamas and Kiddy Parc make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Toulon: Hyeres (Aquavillage Parc, Accro Aventures, &more), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Plage de l'Estagnol, A L'en Verre, &more) and La Londe Les Maures (Plage du Pellegrin & Plage de L'Argentiere). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Atlantide, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Croix radieuse Du Point Sublime du Faron, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Pin de Galle, and kick back and relax at Plage de la Coudouliere.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Toulon day trip site.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Toulon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, you will find days in Toulon are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cassis.
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Cassis, France — 5 nights

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Attractions like Trolib and Plage de la Courtade make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Cassis side-trips: Porquerolles Island (Plage Notre Dame & Plage d'Argent). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Calanque d'En-Vau, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Corton, and take a memorable drive along Calanque de Port-Miou.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cassis holiday site.

Traveling by car from Toulon to Cassis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands. When in Marseille, make a side trip to see Speed Boats Tours in Frejus, approximately Frejus away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, and steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Echevin de Cabre.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Arles.
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Arles, France — 4 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Maison Carree and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Fos-Sur-Mer (Plage du Cavaou & Chateau de L'Hauture), Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence) and Jardins de la Fontaine (in Nimes). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seaquarium, relax in the rural setting at Mas de la Comtesse, and see the interesting displays at Les Trains du Colorado.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arles itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Arles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Arles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 5 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Le Museum de l’Ardeche (in Balazuc), Forteresse de Mornas (in Mornas) and Parc Spirou Provence (in Monteux). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Base Canyon de la Besorgues, make a trip to Pont du Gard, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon.

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Getting from Arles to Avignon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Avignon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gordes.
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Gordes, France — 3 nights

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Explore Gordes' surroundings by going to Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet) and Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, get outside with Canoe Evasion, hike along Les Gorges de Veroncle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gordes sightseeing app.

You can drive from Avignon to Gordes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Gordes, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sault.
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Sault, France — 2 nights

Sault is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Via Ferrata, stroll around Les Barons Perches, and then relax in the rural setting at La Petite Ferme. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Passion Nature, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Ventoux, then look for gifts at Librairie le Bleuet, and finally step into the grandiose world of Medieval castle Simiane-la-Rotonde.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sault route planner.

You can drive from Gordes to Sault in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Sisteron.
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Sisteron, France — 2 nights

Sisteron is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Sisteron is situated on the banks of the River Durance just after the confluence of the rivers Buëch and Sasse. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then identify plant and animal life at Speleologie Hautes-Alpes Marc Casali, and then explore the striking landscape at Rocher de la Baume. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Moulin Fortuné Arizzi, then contemplate the long history of La Citadelle de Sisteron, then stroll around La Vallee Sauvage, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gorges de la Meouge.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sisteron trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Sault to Sisteron in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Castellane.
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Castellane, France — 4 nights

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade de la Lance (in Colmars), Col de la Bonette (in Jausiers) and Waterworld (in Puget-sur-Argens). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presbytère, stroll through Lac d'Allos, and don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Castellane trip maker app.

Drive from Sisteron to Castellane in 1.5 hours. In August in Castellane, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France — 2 nights

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): experience rural life at Ferme des Fabrigoules, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes La Palud, and finally hike along Verdon Les Basses Gorges. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Le Petit Port, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Sainte-Croix, then make a trip to Centre Ville, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Faience.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Moustiers Sainte-Marie road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Moustiers Sainte-Marie takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Moustiers Sainte-Marie are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Valensole.
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Valensole, France — 1 night

Valensole is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.GeographyThe river Asse forms most of the commune's northern border, then flows into the Durance, which forms all of its western border. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Corbi Park, then stroll around Parc Morelon, then stop by La Fontaine - Produits de pays et vins, and finally don't miss a visit to Plateau de Valensole.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Valensole route planner.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Valensole takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Fondation Vasarely. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence road trip planning app.

Getting from Valensole to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Luberon travel guide

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Landmarks · Canyons