Monaco in one day: a sightseeing guide


If time is of the essence and you can only visit Monaco in one day, then check out our definitive Monaco for a day sightseeing guide! We’ve packed into this itinerary some of the best things to see and do, offering the perfect Monaco in a day experience. And, thanks to Monaco’s compact size you can experience an extraordinary amount of the principality all in just a day. Whether this is your first visit to the principality, or you are a seasoned day-tripper, our Monaco for a day sightseeing guide offers something for everyone.

Monaco in one day

Enjoy the glitz and glam of Carre d’Or


Kick-start your Monaco in one day sightseeing experience at the city state’s famed Carre d’Or. Located in the very heart of Monte Carlo, this glitzy destination is where you’ll find the world-famous Casino de Monte Carlo. Stroll around the Golden Square, packed with jaw-dropping cars, luxury fashion boutiques, and elegant Belle Epoque architecture, for an unforgettable experience. If you have time, cap-off the experience with a morning coffee or light bite to eat at the legendary Café de Paris, an elegant brasserie that is the place to see and be seen.

Check out luxury superyachts at Port Hercules


Next, stroll down to the fabulous Port Hercules, home to some of the world’s most extravagant luxury superyachts and mega yachts. Port Hercules is the only deep-water port in Monaco and home to the annual Monaco Yacht Show where VIPs, celebrities, and the world’s wealthiest converge to check out the latest yachts for sale! A visit to Port Hercules is a must-do activity when only in Monaco for one day.

Explore the opulence of The Princes Palace


From Port Hercules, continue on your Monaco in one day sightseeing extravaganza and head up to the Princes Palace, the official residence of the Prince and Princess of Monaco, perched on Monaco’s legendary Rock. You’ll want to aim to get here in time to catch the Changing of the Guard, which takes place daily at 11:55 a.m. in front of the royal entrance on the Palace Square. The colourful event is full of pomp and ceremony and has not changed for more than 100 years. If you have time, it’s well worth touring the interior of the Princes Palace. The State Apartments are open for public visits part of the year, although are currently closed until April 2021.

Visit Monaco’s Old Town


From the Rock explore Monaco’s Old Town and experience a step back in time – a Monaco in one day must! This beautiful picturesque part of Monaco boasts stunning architecture and a leisurely feel. Here you’ll find a host of attractions, including the spectacular St. Nicholas Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate, as well as the Museum of Old Monaco and the Oceanographic Museum. The Old Town also boasts numerous restaurants which are ideal for a leisurely lunch.

Relax at The Japanese Gardens & Larvotto Beach


Wrap up your Monaco in one day experience by visiting the stunning Japanese Gardens and Larvotto Beach in the district of Larvotto. The Japanese Gardens offer a tranquil respite from busy day-to-day lives. Designed by Japanese landscape architect Yasuo Beppu, they feature lush foliage, waterfalls, a pond, and traditional Japanese tearoom. Finally, head on over to Larvotto Beach. This man-made beach is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing moment soaking up the warm Mediterranean sun. Cap-off your Monaco for a day experience by enjoying a cocktail at one of the many restaurants and bars that line Larvotto beach.

And, like many who visit Monaco for a day you may find yourself wishing you lived in this spectacular destination! So, why not plan to check out some Monaco apartments for sale on your visit? La Costa Properties Management is an expert luxury Monaco real estate agent that boasts an exquisite portfolio of Monaco properties for sale and rent. Contact us today and let us find your dream Monaco home today!

Stay updated with our news