12 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

12 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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12 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Recife, Brazil
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Recife, Brazil


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2
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Recife, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Recife in February, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, then take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and then take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, then play a few rounds at Golf de Cap Esterel, then do a tasting at Domaine La Tourraque, and finally make a trip to Chapelle Sainte-Anne.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez driving holiday app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Saint-Tropez in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Base Nature Francois Leotard, Golf de Cap Esterel, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, Port Grimaud
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Domaine La Tourraque ©
Domaine La Tourraque
Chapelle Sainte-Anne ©
Chapelle Sainte-Anne

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Monte-Carlo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Monte-Carlo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

4
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.
When in Nice, make a side trip to see La Croisette in Cannes, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

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

Nice is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, La Croisette
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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