16 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

16 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Tours, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Popular historic sites such as Arc de Triomphe and Île de la Cité are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Ile Saint-Louis. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Saint-Denis to see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Quartier Montparnasse, make a trip to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6

2
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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, do a tasting at Vergers De Romilly, examine the collection at Caramels d'Isigny, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard, and finally take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours. On the next day, take in the history at Omaha Beach, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha, then witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally play a few rounds at Golf Omaha Beach.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

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Must see
Pointe du Hoc
4.7
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Omaha Beach
4.7
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Art Museum
Musee Baron Gerard
4.5

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Tours, France

Tours ©

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Chateau de Villandry, step into the grandiose world of Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Chateau Gaudrelle, explore the ancient world of Prieure Saint-Cosme - Demeure de Ronsard, then pause for some photo ops at Basilique Saint-Julien, then examine the collection at Musee du Compagnonnage, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tours day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Tours takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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Specialty Museum
Musee du Compagnonnage
4.6

2
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Lyon, France

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

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 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, admire the striking features of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, then take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, take a stroll through Place des Jacobins, then examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Tours to Lyon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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History Museum
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Institut & Musee Lumiere
4.4

2
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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

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 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee Regards de Provence, steep yourself in history at Palais du Pharo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally examine the collection at Centre de la Vieille Charite. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Route des Cretes, then head outdoors with Cape Canaille, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally stroll through Plage de la Grande Mer.

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You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

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Scenic Drive
Route des Cretes
4.9

1
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Nice, France

Nice ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Promenade Maurice Rouvier, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez, take a stroll through Place Rossetti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, then get outside with Promenade du Paillon, and finally steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nice itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Marseille, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Historic Site
Villa Kerylos
4.4
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Religious Site
Monastère de Cimiez
4.5
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Religious Site
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate
4.5

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charles Church.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo tour itinerary planner.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. In August, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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