11 days in France, Italy & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

11 days in France, Italy & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Montpellier, France
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Toulon, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
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Frejus, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 1 night
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
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Montpellier, France

— 1 day
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, and then contemplate the long history of Porte du Peyrou.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Montpellier holiday planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Montpellier is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In August, Montpellier is a bit warmer than Luxembourg City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Marseille, France

— 1 night

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.
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Marseille are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Toulon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation · Beaches

Side Trip

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Toulon, France

— 2 nights
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rade de Toulon, kick back and relax at Plages du Mourillon, and then browse the different shops at L'Avenue 83.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Toulon day trip planning app.

Getting from Marseille to Toulon by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Toulon

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Saint-Tropez, France

— 1 night
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 1st (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then shop like a local with Galerie Regard, then examine the collection at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and finally take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez visit planning website.

Getting from Toulon to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Frejus.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Frejus, France

— 1 night
Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Cite Episcopale, kick back and relax at Plage de la Baumette, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de L'Oratoire. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, then kick back and relax at Frejus Beach, and finally shop like a local with Sac a Main en Liege.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Frejus travel app.

You can take a bus from Saint-Tropez to Frejus in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Frejus

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Cannes, France

— 1 night

Festival City

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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Frejus to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You'll set off for Monaco-Ville on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 1 night
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then try to win big at Casino Cafe de Paris, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Monaco-Ville online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Monaco-Ville in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Monaco-Ville are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then fly like a bird with Cap Ferrat Watersports, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de la Mariniere. On the next day, make a trip to Place Massena, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary website.

Nice is very close to Monaco-Ville. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Genoa, Italy

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Ossoli Incisioni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and finally take a stroll through Boccadasse.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa journey planner.

Getting from Nice to Genoa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Genoa sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Milan online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Genoa in September, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Milan. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.