5 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

5 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Marseille, France
Cassis, France
— 1 night
Nice, France
— 1 night
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night


Toulouse, France

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Carcassonne Airport and Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport. May in Toulouse sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will leave for Marseille on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
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Drive from Toulouse to Marseille in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will leave for Cassis on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Cassis, France

— 1 night
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. For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cassis vacation planner.

Cassis is just a stone's throw from Marseille. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cassis

Historic Sites
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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.
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Traveling by car from Cassis to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cassis in May, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 1 night
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
On the 21st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, and then admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais.

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Monaco-Ville is just a stone's throw from Nice. In May in Monaco-Ville, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites

Side Trip

France travel guide

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

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.