8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
3
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
4
Lyon, France
— 1 night


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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.
Monte-Carlo is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Larvotto Beach, try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo attractions site.

Nice, France to Monte-Carlo is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

1
night
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, then make a trip to Chapelle Sainte-Anne, and finally fly like a bird with Marine Air Sport.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Saint-Tropez: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Plage de Sylvabelle
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Marine Air Sport ©
Marine Air Sport
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and La Londe Les Maures (Plage de L'Argentiere & Dune La Londe). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Marseille, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Avignon, La Londe Les Maures, Carrieres des Lumieres, Calanques
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Dune La Londe ©
Dune La Londe

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night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

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Traveling by train from Marseille to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Marseille in August, Lyon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

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