7 days in Marseille, Monaco & Sant'Ambrogio di Torino Itinerary

7 days in Marseille, Monaco & Sant'Ambrogio di Torino Itinerary

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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg


Marseille, France — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio & Cours Mirabeau). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire, get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille day trip planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Marseille is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Marseille is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in March; daily highs in Marseille reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 night

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Monte-Carlo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Sant'Ambrogio di Torino.
Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Casinos
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Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Italy — 2 nights

Sant'Ambrogio di Torino is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 25 km west of Turin.Sant'Ambrogio di Torino borders the following municipalities: Caprie, Villar Dora, Chiusa di San Michele, Avigliana and Valgioie.In the vicinity there is the monastery of Sacra di San Michele. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Palazzo Marchini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacra di San Michele, then stop by Guido Castagna, and finally head outdoors with Team Adventure.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sant'Ambrogio di Torino route planner.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Sant'Ambrogio di Torino in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Monaco travel guide

Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.