26 days in France, Geneva & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

26 days in France, Geneva & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Drive:  39 h
1
Chamonix, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Carcassonne Center, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

5
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brevent Cable Car as well as Domaine des Planards. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier des Bossons and Aiguilles Rouges. Kids will enjoy Aiguille du Midi and Reserve Naturelle. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge (in Les Contamines-Montjoie) and Base de Loisirs du Lac de Passy (in Passy). It doesn't end there: hike along La Jonction.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix road trip app.

Brisbane, Australia to Chamonix is an approximately 39-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brisbane to Chamonix, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Geneva.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge, Reserve Naturelle, Base de Loisirs du Lac de Passy
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Domaine des Planards ©
Domaine des Planards
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at CERN and Bains des Paquis. Kids will enjoy Food Tours and Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee Ariana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Geneva are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Geneva

Tours Beaches Parks
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Food Tours
CERN ©
CERN
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees

4
nights
Bordeaux, France

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porte Cailhau and Jardin Public. Family-friendly places like Food Tours and Place de la Bourse will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), make a trip to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, and stop by L'Intendant.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux day trip site.

You can fly from Geneva to Bordeaux in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Parks Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux ©
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux

2
nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mirepoix. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center travel app.

Getting from Bordeaux to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mirepoix
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence and Musee Granet. Bring the kids along to Mystery Games and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, get your game on at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, make a trip to Librairie Le Blason, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence sightseeing site.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence ©
Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jardin du Casino and Fairmont Hairpin curve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe and Helicopter Tours. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach, appreciate the history behind Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, admire the striking features of Prince's Palace, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille.

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Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Monte-Carlo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Port de Fontvieille
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Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Fairmont Hairpin curve ©
Fairmont Hairpin curve
Chapelle Sainte Devote ©
Chapelle Sainte Devote

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