18 days in France, La Condamine & Geneva Itinerary

18 days in France, La Condamine & Geneva Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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La Condamine, Monaco
— 1 day
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Courchevel, France
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parc Monceau and Memorial De La Shoah. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Musee de la Grande Guerre (in Meaux), Bibliogame (in Osny) and Musee de la Gendarmerie Nationale (in Melun). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Musique, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 1 night

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 1st (Thu): make a trip to Fort de la Revere, examine the collection at Les Musees de La Citadelle, deepen your understanding at Institut de Francais, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Soleil, and finally don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Du Monastere.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Nice

Tours · Museums

Side Trips

La Condamine, Monaco

— 1 day
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Devote and then take in the waterfront at Port de Fontvieille.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the La Condamine online trip maker.

La Condamine is just a short distance from Nice. In April in La Condamine, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in La Condamine

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tastes of Provence - Tours and Musee Regards de Provence. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Park and Gardens of the Mediterranean & Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole), Terrain des Peintres (Painters Park) (in Aix-en-Provence) and Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Centre de la Vieille Charite, head outdoors with Archipel Loisirs Nautique, take a spin around town with EVTT Provence, and get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from La Condamine to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Courchevel.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Courchevel, France

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School Les Menuires and then test your team's savvy at Escape 2 Rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at La Piste des Animaux, then get outside with Atelier Du Vent, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweet Snowsports, and finally soothe aching muscles at Manalaya.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Courchevel road trip planning website.

Getting from Marseille to Courchevel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Courchevel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Courchevel

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Pointe de la Jonction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, examine the collection at Musee Barbier-Mueller, view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, then walk around Parc Bertrand, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Les Secrets de Bacchus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip tool.

You can drive from Courchevel to Geneva in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Courchevel, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice, see the interesting displays at Musee Henri Malartre, explore the galleries of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nizier, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Traboules - Hotel Cour des Loges.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paris, France

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Left Bank (Rive Gauche), take in nature's colorful creations at Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de Montmartre.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip site.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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.

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.