7 days in Lyon, Monaco & Nice Itinerary

7 days in Lyon, Monaco & Nice Itinerary

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Lyon, France
— 1 night
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Nice, France
— 4 nights


Lyon, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon route maker app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lyon is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in October, things will get colder in Lyon: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 night

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 25th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lyon to Monte-Carlo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Lyon in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monte-Carlo, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nice.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips
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Nice, France — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice road trip app.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In October, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
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Monaco travel guide

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.