31 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

31 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Avignon, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 5 nights
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4
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Paris, France

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and L'Oasis d'Aboukir. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Roumare Forest (in Rouen), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning website.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

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Louvre Museum
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L'Orangerie
4.6

3
nights
Carcassonne, France

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Perdu and Rando Quad Castor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux), Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet) and Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Carcassonne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Avignon.

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Motorcycle Trail
Rando Quad Castor
4.8

5
nights
Avignon, France

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Get outdoors at Promenade a Cheval La Marisma and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Roussillon (Le Sentier des Ocres & Le Sentier Des Ocres De Roussillon) and Gordes (K-Lade & Les Gorges de Veroncle). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, head outdoors with Cheval Enjeu, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and make a trip to Pont d'Avignon.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Avignon online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

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5
nights
Marseille, France

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.
Visiting Calanques and Route des Cretes will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Le Lavandou (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, &more), Sentier du Littoral (in Six-Fours-les-Plages) and La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval & La Calanque de Figuerolles). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire, stroll through Ecuries d'Entrecolles, trek along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, and explore the striking landscape at Presqu'ile de Giens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Marseille, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Marseille, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6
Calanques ©
Geologic Formation
Calanques
4.7
Route des Cretes ©
Scenic Drive
Route des Cretes
4.9

6
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Nice, France

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.
Visiting Lérins Islands and Massif du Tanneron will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Mala Beach Coastal Path (in Cap d'Ail), Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon) and Zipline (in Sainte-Maxime). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette, hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

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Lérins Islands ©
Must see
Lérins Islands
4.6
Massif du Tanneron ©
Hiking Trail
Massif du Tanneron
4.9

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, try your luck at Casino Cafe de Paris, explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip builder website.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In March, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Beaches

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5
nights
Chamonix, France

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Visiting Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Chamonix side-trips: Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny), Annecy (La Vieille Ville & Lake Annecy) and Macot-la-Plagne (Reflex Ski School & Oxygene Ski School La Plagne). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, fly down the slopes at Brevent Cable Car, glide through natural beauty at La Clusaz, and take some stellar pictures from Aiguille des Grands Montets.

Before you visit Chamonix, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Chamonix takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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Aiguille du Midi ©
Mountain
Aiguille du Midi
4.7
Lake Annecy ©
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Lake Annecy
4.8

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