12 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

12 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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12 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
2
Eze, France
— 1 night
train:  15​min
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
4
Antibes, France
— 1 night
train:  15​min
5
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieux Monaco and Princess Grace Botanical Garden. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille, and try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Monte-Carlo at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Eze.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Port de Fontvieille
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Port de Fontvieille ©
Port de Fontvieille

1
night
Eze, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Eze vacation app .

Eze is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In July in Eze, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Eze

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Promenade Maurice Rouvier
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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.
On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, and finally stop by La Petite Cave de Saint Paul. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse), then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip maker .

Nice is just a short distance from Eze. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Antibes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Harbor (La Darse), Tourrettes-sur-Loup, La Petite Cave de Saint Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland and then make a trip to Le Nomade. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Biot, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Antibes is very close to Nice. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Le Nomade ©
Le Nomade

2
nights
Cannes, France

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 27th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette, and then don't miss a visit to Le Monastere Fortifie. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at 365 Fromages, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cannes tour planner.

Cannes is very close to Antibes. Traveling from Antibes in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cannes, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, 365 Fromages
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
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 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, then don't miss a visit to Chapelle Sainte-Anne, and then take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Escalet and then head outdoors with Cap Taillat.

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

Traveling by car from Cannes to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cannes in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Tropez, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor

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