17 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

17 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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17 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
La Condamine, Monaco
— 1 night
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
5
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Hanoi, Vietnam


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4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip website .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Paris, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, 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. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon holiday app .

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Condamine.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums 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
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

1
night
La Condamine, Monaco

La Condamine ©
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Condamine trip app .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to La Condamine in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in La Condamine. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Nice.

Things to do in La Condamine

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Nice, France

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.
When in Nice, make a side trip to see La Croisette in Cannes, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, make a trip to Place Massena, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder .

Nice is very close to La Condamine. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Marineland, La Croisette, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Samena, don't miss a visit to Chateau d'If, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marseille holiday planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avignon, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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