29 days in Italy, France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

29 days in Italy, France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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29 days in Italy, France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Canada

7
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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Chateau de Fontainebleau capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal de Blois, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and learn about all things military at The Army Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder website .

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Paris due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Blois, Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Maintenon, Orléans Cathedral
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Abbaye aux Hommes, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ardenne Abbey, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, make a trip to Reporters Memorial, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, then take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and finally look for gifts at Normandie Savoir-Faire.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux road trip tool .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Bayeux reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Abbaye aux Hommes, Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, German War Cemetery, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
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 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol, take a memorable drive along Calanque de Port-Miou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Laurent, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo, get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Calanque de Port-Miou, Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major
Calanque de Port-Miou ©
Calanque de Port-Miou

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, get a new perspective on nature at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Chateaurenard, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get your game on at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, and finally explore the world behind art at Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary maker website .

Aix-en-Provence is just a short distance from Marseille. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence ©
Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence
Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint-Paul de Vence and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Room Escape Games in Cannes, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice planner .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in July, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Musee Renoir, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Saint-Paul de Vence, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo route planning website .

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. In July, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Prince's Palace, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Duomo di Pisa
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tarquinia (Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense & Necropoli di Tarquinia). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tarquinia, Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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