15 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

15 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Marseille, France
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Frejus, France
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Cannes, France
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Nice, France
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La Condamine, Monaco
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Avignon, France
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take a stroll through The Panier, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, look for gifts at Savonnerie de Cassis, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Grande Mer.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marseille online trip itinerary planner.

Montpellier to Marseille is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Marseille, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Frejus.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Frejus, France

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 9th (Sun), stop by Catalan Bougie, get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, then look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, and finally cool off at Aqualand Frejus. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Thalasso Spa Les Issambres, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Nartelle, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Regard, and finally admire the striking features of Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Frejus online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Frejus in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Frejus can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Frejus

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

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Cannes, France

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.
La Croisette and Le Suquet will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rue d'Antibes and Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Lérins Islands, see some colorful creatures with Easy Dive, enjoy the sand and surf at Juan les Pins Main Beach, and explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cannes, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Frejus to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Nice, France

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.
Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Haut de Cagnes are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Avenue Jean Medecin and Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

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Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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La Condamine, Monaco

La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): shop like a local with Les Grands Chais Monegasques, make a trip to Place du Palais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the La Condamine online vacation builder.

La Condamine is very close to Nice. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in La Condamine

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos

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Avignon, France

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at La Cave des Halles, hunt for treasures at Avignon Les Halles, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally steep yourself in history at Musee du Petit Palais.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip planner.

Getting from La Condamine to Avignon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Avignon when traveling from La Condamine in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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France travel guide

4.2
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

4.2
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.