16 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

16 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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16 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly + shuttle:  15​h
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
2
Eze, France
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
3
Menton, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
train:  45​min
6
Antibes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Saint-Raphael, France
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Miami, United States


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1
night
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 5th (Thu): Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, make a trip to Casino Square, then take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, and finally see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip itinerary builder .

Miami, USA to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In September, Monte-Carlo is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Eze.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Prince's Palace
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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

2
nights
Eze, France

Eze ©
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
On the 7th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, then stroll through Eden Plage Mala, and finally make a trip to Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Beach Coastal Path, then get to know the fascinating history of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Eze Sur Mer Strand.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Eze trip app .

Eze is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. September in Eze sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Menton.

Things to do in Eze

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cap d'Ail, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs
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Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
The Church of Èze ©
The Church of Èze
Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail ©

2
nights
Menton, France

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, admire the masterpieces at Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, then contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, and finally look for gifts at Prestige de Menton. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plage du Fossan, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Buse.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Menton trip itinerary tool .

Menton is very close to Eze. In September in Menton, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Things to do in Menton

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
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Basilica St. Michel ©
Basilica St. Michel
Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau

2
nights
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and then hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee des Coquillages, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat online vacation planner .

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is just a short distance from Menton. In September in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Villa Kerylos
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Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. On the 13th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally make a trip to Fort du Mont Alban.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Villefranche-sur-Mer visit site .

Villefranche-sur-Mer is very close to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Antibes.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Harbor (La Darse) ©
Old Harbor (La Darse)
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs ©

3
nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence. On your second day here, wander the streets of La Croisette, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Antibes trip builder .

You can take a train from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Antibes in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Antibes are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Saint-Paul de Vence
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Marineland ©
Marineland
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso

3
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael is known for fun & games, adventure, wildlife, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, look for gifts at Catalan Bougie, head outdoors with Cap du Dramont, and partake in some friendly competition at Esterel Aventures.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael attractions planner .

Drive from Antibes to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Antibes in September, with lows around 59°F. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Esterel Aventures ©
Esterel Aventures
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Scuba & Snorkeling

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