Quick facts and Monaco travel tips

  • Capital City? Monte Carlo
  • Currency? Euro
  • Languages? French
  • Where is this place? Central South Europe
  • What is Monaco famous for? The most expensive and wealthiest country in the world, The Royalty, Football, The Riviera, Tax, and Casinos
  • Best time to visit Monaco? Summer (June to August) is usually the peak season. The best time is, however, Spring (mid-March to May) and Autumn (September to October).
  • How to get there? You can easily fly into Monaco from all over the world. You can also take a bus, a boat ride, a train ride, or drive your car from France and Italy.
  • Which side of the road do they drive? The right-hand side.
  • What electric plugs do they use? Type C and E. If you need one, read this post.
  • Neighboring countries? France and Italy

Do you need a visa for Monaco?

In order to enter Monaco, you need to have a valid Schengen visa. If you’re a citizen of the EU group of countries, you can enter Monaco without a visa. However, if you’re a citizen of Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia – you can stay in Schengen areas for 90 days.

Check out our detailed guide on how to apply for a Schengen visa – read it here.

Where to book your flights to Monaco?

Check our handy-dandy guide on how to find the cheapest flights around the world – read it here.

Do you need travel insurance for Monaco?

Remember this: anything can happen! Read our take on why you need travel insurance and how it can save you money when things go unplanned – read it here.

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