16 days in Monaco & Nice Itinerary

16 days in Monaco & Nice Itinerary

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16 days in Monaco & Nice Itinerary

Start: Lyon, France
Tram + Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Nice, France
— 10 nights
bus:  9 h 30 min
End: Lyon, France

5
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.
Monte-Carlo is known for museums, casinos, historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, and take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip planner .

Lyon, France to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 3-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Monte-Carlo when traveling from Lyon in June, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Port de Fontvieille, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo

10
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence and Promenade du Paillon. Family-friendly places like Marineland and Coco Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: La Petite Cave de Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Cannes (La Croisette & Lérins Islands) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning app .

Nice is very close to Monte-Carlo. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Cannes, Antibes, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Marineland ©
Marineland
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash

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