47 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

47 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 12 nights
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
3
Marseille, France
— 12 nights
4
Nice, France
— 16 nights
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights


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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: Triumphal Arch (in Orange), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Triumphal Arch, Fondation Claude Monet, Palace of Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
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), stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums 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). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille day trip planning website.

Getting from Lyon to Marseille by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Lyon in October, you will find days in Marseille are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive 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
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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: Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot), Vieux Port (in Cannes) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

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You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Le Lavandou, St-Laurent du Var, Cap d'Ail, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
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Quai Rauba Capeu ©
Quai Rauba Capeu
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 zoos & aquariums, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and take advantage of the amenities at Larvotto Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo itinerary site.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. November in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up 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
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach

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