14 days in France, Monaco-Ville & Geneva Itinerary

14 days in France, Monaco-Ville & Geneva Itinerary

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Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Versailles, France
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tours, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Tram + Fly:  3 h
5
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Denver, United States

3
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.
Visit Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Seine River. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary site.

Denver, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in April, Paris is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
day
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Parc naturel regional de la Haute Vallee de Chevreuse, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, and then contemplate the long history of Temple de l'Amour.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles trip planning site.

Versailles is just a stone's throw from Paris. April in Versailles sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parc naturel regional de la Haute Vallee de Chevreuse
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Temple de l'Amour ©
Temple de l'Amour
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal

2
nights
Tours, France

Tours
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau and then explore the galleries of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave de la Dive Bouteille.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tours holiday planner.

Getting from Versailles to Tours by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tours can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Tours

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, Chateau de Chenonceau, Cave de la Dive Bouteille
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

1
night
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 (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon and then wander the streets of The Presqu'ile.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tours to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
The Presqu'ile ©
The Presqu'ile

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Lyon to Nice by combination of tram and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Paloma Beach
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Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Pointe Rouge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Marseille

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Plage de la Pointe Rouge ©
Plage de la Pointe Rouge

1
night
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monaco-Ville trip app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Monaco-Ville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Monaco-Ville, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo
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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino Square ©
Casino Square
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Musee Ariana, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve.

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Getting from Monaco-Ville to Geneva by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monaco-Ville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Geneva, with lows of 41°F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vieux-Carouge
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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