8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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1
Marseille, France
— 1 night
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
3
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
4
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
5
Lyon, France
— 1 night


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1
night
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.
On the 13th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

Plan trip to Marseille with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Nice to Marseille is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Marseille, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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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. On the 14th (Fri), get interesting insight from Marine Air Sport, go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, and finally visit Port Grimaud.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Port Grimaud
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Marine Air Sport ©
Marine Air Sport
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Port Grimaud ©
Port Grimaud

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nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then wander the streets of La Croisette. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite and then step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cannes trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Cannes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in August: highs in Cannes hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nice
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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nights
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 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace, then make a trip to Place du Palais, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally make a trip to Casino Square. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Monte-Carlo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cannes in August since evenings lows in Monte-Carlo dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Museums · Casinos

Side Trip

Monaco-Ville
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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lyon trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Monte-Carlo to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Lyon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

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

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