15 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

15 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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15 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Nice, France
— 4 nights
2
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
3
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Colmar, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Pune, India

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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Station de Ski L'Audibergue in Andon--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Bioves.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip planner.

Pune, India to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Nice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Les Jardins Bioves, La Collegiale Saint Paul, Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon
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Les Jardins Bioves ©
Les Jardins Bioves
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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 27th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo holiday maker website .

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In January, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Ciotat (Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde, Musee des Chantiers Naval, & more), Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, & more) and Virtual Room Toulon (in La Valette-du-Var). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and don't miss a visit to Collegiale Saint Pierre.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip tool .

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Marseille are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Ciotat, Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, Virtual Room Toulon
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Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Grand Rue De Colmar, wander the streets of Little Venice, and then make a trip to Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Colmar holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Colmar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marseille in January, with highs in Colmar at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Colmar to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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