47 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

47 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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47 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 12 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Marseille, France
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nice, France
— 16 nights
train:  30​min
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  18​h
End: Hanoi, Vietnam


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12
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning app .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hanoi to Paris. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Triumphal Arch, Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
On the 4th (Fri), meet the residents at Parc de la Tete d'Or and then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Lyon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

12
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Hyeres (Parc Sainte-Claire, Plage noire du Langoustier, & more), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, & more) and La Ciotat (La Calanque de Figuerolles, Route des Cretes, & more). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, kick back and relax at La plage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marseille attractions planning app .

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in October, you will find days in Marseille are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyeres, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, La Ciotat, Le Lavandou
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

16
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Verrerie Pierini (in Biot) and Vieux Port (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Cap d'Ail, Le Lavandou, St-Laurent du Var, Frejus Beach
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Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
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.
Monte-Carlo is known for museums, casinos, historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, enjoy the sand and surf at Larvotto Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, and don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo driving holiday site .

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In November, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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