14 days in France, Monaco-Ville & Geneva Itinerary

14 days in France, Monaco-Ville & Geneva Itinerary

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14 days in France, Monaco-Ville & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Versailles, France
— 1 day
3
Tours, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Lyon, France
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  3​h
5
Nice, France
— 1 night
6
Marseille, France
— 1 night
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.
Get outdoors at River Seine and Île de la Cité. Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Musée d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris vacation planner.

Denver, USA to Paris is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Paris, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Paris, with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car 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): admire the majestic nature at Parc naturel regional de la Haute Vallee de Chevreuse, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, and then steep yourself in history at Temple de l'Amour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Versailles trip generator.

Versailles is just a stone's throw from Paris. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train 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.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau and then get engrossed in the history at Château du Clos Lucé. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Gatien and then Head underground at Cave du Pays de Bourgueil.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tours custom trip planner.

Traveling by train from Versailles to Tours takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tours are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the 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.
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lyon itinerary planner.

Getting from Tours to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April in Lyon, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Marseille.

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lyon in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fort Saint-Jean, then take an in-depth tour of Librairie du MuCEM, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de la Pointe Rouge.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Marseille sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Marseille

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Monaco-Ville trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Monaco-Ville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musée Ariana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Pierre Cathedral, then wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum D'ethnographie De Genève (Meg).

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva itinerary planner.

Getting from Lyon to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling 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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