12 days in France, Spain & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

12 days in France, Spain & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Begur, Spain
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Girona, Spain
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Carcassonne Center, France
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Toulouse, France
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Blois, France
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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Marseille, France
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Toulon, France
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Saint-Tropez, France
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Cannes, France
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Nice, France
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Begur, Spain

Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Begur trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In September in Begur, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Girona.

Things to do in Begur

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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Girona, Spain

City of a Thousand Sieges

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
You've now added Passeig de la Muralla to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Passeig de la Muralla.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Girona day trip planning app.

You can drive from Begur to Girona in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Girona sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.
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Carcassonne Center, France

Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center journey planner.

You can drive from Girona to Carcassonne Center in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Girona in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Carcassonne Center: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites

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Toulouse, France

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
CityTour Toulouse has been added to your itinerary.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Toulouse trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Toulouse by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Toulouse are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Tours
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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 15th (Sat), make a trip to The Water Mirror and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux travel planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Blois.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites

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Blois, France

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
You've now added Chateau de Chambord to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blois journey maker site.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Blois in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Blois when traveling from Bordeaux in September, with lows around 11°C. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Lyon.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lyon, France

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon Bike Tour has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, then pedal to the sights with Lyon Bike Tour, and then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lyon day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Blois to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Lyon

Tours · Outdoors

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Aix-en-Provence, France

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Calanques (in Cassis) and Marseille (Cathédrale La Major & Parc National des Calanques). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Traveling from Lyon in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Aix-en-Provence, with lows of 19°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Marseille, France

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.
For reviews and more tourist information, read our Marseille road trip planner.

Marseille is just a short distance from Aix-en-Provence. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll set off for Toulon on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

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Toulon, France

Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Toulon tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Toulon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Toulon

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toulon to Saint-Tropez takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will leave for Cannes on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cannes day trip planning app.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cannes are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor and then make a trip to Place du Palais.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo visit planning website.

Drive from Cannes to Monte-Carlo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice route planner.

Nice is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

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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.