19 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

19 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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19 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
ferry + Fly:  12​h
1
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
4
Antibes, France
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Marseille is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Marseille due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Step out of Saint-Tropez to go to Aiguines and see Lac De Sainte Croix, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet, examine the collection at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Murs Vegetaux, and stroll through La Ponche Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez road trip site .

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Grimaud, Lac De Sainte Croix
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Port Grimaud ©
Port Grimaud

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lérins Islands and then wander the streets of Le Suquet. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step aboard Vieux Port and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Cannes are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Antibes.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Massif de l'Esterel
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

3
nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Antibes is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Marineland, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Plage du Ponteil, and visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Antibes road trip planner .

Antibes is just a short distance from Cannes. In September in Antibes, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Nice day trip planning website .

Nice is just a stone's throw from Antibes. September in Nice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), 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. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo road trip website .

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In October in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then make a trip to Louvre Museum. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Fly from Monte-Carlo to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Monte-Carlo in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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