17 days in Monaco & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

17 days in Monaco & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cassis, France
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo. On your second day here, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco and then kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach.

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

Paris, France to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monte-Carlo when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Casinos

Side Trips

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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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland, cool off at Aquasplash, visit Vieille Ville, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice vacation builder app.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In August in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Cannes to Tanneron to see Lac de Saint-Cassien about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with La Croisette, stroll through La Pointe de l'Aiguille, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Ponteil, and head outdoors with Jets'Cool.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cannes, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Sublim Sky (in Frejus), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf) and Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, stroll through Plage de Pampelonne, make a trip to Chapelle Sainte-Anne, and stop by Daskalides Chocolatier.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint-Tropez online route planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Cannes in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Tropez: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Cassis, France

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cassis: Parc St Bernard (in Hyeres), Var Lamas (in Six-Fours-les-Plages) and Paroisse Notre Dame de la Mer (in La Seyne-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, get outside with Plage Notre Dame, cruise along Route des Cretes, and step off the mainland to explore Ile de Bendor.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cassis online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cassis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Cassis can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Monaco travel guide

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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.

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.