16 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

16 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Reims, France
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Epernay, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Nancy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom


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3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris online day trip planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

1
night
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 13th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, do a tasting at WineBubbles, make a trip to Palais du Tau, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reims sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Reims takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Reims, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Epernay.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum ©
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum

1
night
Epernay, France

Epernay ©
Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, then do a tasting at Bulles et Bonheur champagne Elodie D, and then do a tasting at Champagne Leclerc Briant.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Epernay trip planner.

Epernay is just a stone's throw from Reims. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Nancy.

Things to do in Epernay

Wineries
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Paul-Etienne Saint Germain ©
Paul-Etienne Saint Germain
Champagne Leclerc Briant ©
Champagne Leclerc Briant

1
night
Nancy, France

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): walk around Parc de la Pepiniere, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, then make a trip to Hotel de Ville, and finally make a trip to Place Stanislas.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nancy day trip planning tool.

Getting from Epernay to Nancy by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Epernay in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nancy, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums Parks
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Parc de la Pepiniere ©
Parc de la Pepiniere

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, take a stroll through Little Venice, and then stop by TONIN Creations l'Atelier Amoureux.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colmar trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Nancy to Colmar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
TONIN Creations l'Atelier Amoureux ©
TONIN Creations l'Atelier Amoureux

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online route planner.

Fly from Colmar to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Colmar in June since evenings lows in Nice dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Monument aux Morts (in Frejus). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Ponteil, shop like a local with La Croisette, and appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip planning app.

You can take a train from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Cannes, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vallauris, Antibes, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Monument aux Morts, Massif de l'Esterel
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Plage Naturiste De La Batterie ©
Plage Naturiste De La Batterie
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

2
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco and then cool off at Larvotto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Place du Palais, then admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cannes to Monte-Carlo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In June, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

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