10 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

10 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Fly

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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Nice, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Blue Beach, then contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Vieille Ville and then enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip maker site.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, stroll through Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Casino Square, try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip maker tool.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. March in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cannes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Museums · Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

2
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Cannes, France

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.
On the 6th (Fri), take a stroll through La Croisette and then explore the world behind art at Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Castre, then wander the streets of Le Suquet, and then make a trip to Galerie1414.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Cannes are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
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.