20 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

20 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Fly to Bastia, Bus to Porto-Vecchio
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Porto-Vecchio, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Porto-Vecchio, France

— 2 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales, then surround yourself with nature on Croisiere Exclusive, and then get great views at Castello D'araggio. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Palombaggia, then experience rural life at U Porcu RANGER, and then make a trip to Ancien Ermitage de la Trinite.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto-Vecchio online trip itinerary maker.

Bengaluru, India to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Porto-Vecchio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, Porto-Vecchio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 3 nights

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: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Porto-Vecchio in June, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
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 17th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip itinerary website.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In June, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cannes, France

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lérins Islands, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Gabel, and explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Monte-Carlo in June since evenings lows in Cannes dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, France

— 2 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 22nd (Tue), learn about winemaking at Domaine La Tourraque, then explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier, then kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): hike along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, then get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, and then stop by Daskalides Chocolatier.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez vacation planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Cannes in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint-Tropez, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marseille are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 6 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris online journey planner.

Take a train from Marseille to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marseille in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.