26 days in France, Geneva & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

26 days in France, Geneva & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Chamonix, France
— 5 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne Center, France
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 4 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 4 nights

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Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Brevent Cable Car as well as Domaine des Planards. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier des Bossons and Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge. Kids will enjoy Aiguille du Midi and Aiguilles Rouges. Venture out of the city with trips to Base de Loisirs du Lac de Passy (in Passy) and Reserve Naturelle (in Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval). It doesn't end there: hike along La Jonction.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix road trip app.

Brisbane, Australia to Chamonix is an approximately 39-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brisbane to Chamonix, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Geneva.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Domaine des Planards ©
Domaine des Planards
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car

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Geneva, Switzerland

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at CERN and Bains des Paquis. Kids will enjoy Food Tours and Notre Dame Basilica. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee Ariana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Maccabees.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip builder app.

Drive from Chamonix to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Geneva

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
CERN ©
CERN
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porte Cailhau and Parc de Majolan. Family-friendly places like Food Tours and Pont de Pierre will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Monument aux Girondins, identify plant and animal life at Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and don't miss a visit to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online journey planner.

Fly from Geneva to Bordeaux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux ©
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux

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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mirepoix. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center travel app.

Getting from Bordeaux to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Bring the kids along to Mystery Games and Musee Granet. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, get your game on at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, make a trip to Librairie Le Blason, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence sightseeing site.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence ©
Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jardin du Casino and Larvotto Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe and Prince's Palace. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote, appreciate the history behind Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, make a trip to Fairmont Hairpin curve, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Monte-Carlo route builder.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Monte-Carlo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Chapelle Sainte Devote ©
Chapelle Sainte Devote
Jardin du Casino ©
Jardin du Casino

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