18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Quebec City, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
4
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
9
Colmar, France
— 1 night
10
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
11
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Quebec City, Canada

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, make a trip to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Fantastic Attic, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux day trip tool .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then kick back and relax at Coco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Eze Sur Mer Strand, steep yourself in history at Villa Grecque Kerylos, and then kick back and relax at Plage Le Sporting.

Plan my trip to Nice with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bayeux to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in August, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, Eze Sur Mer Strand
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Exotic Garden (Jardin Exotique) and then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace.

Plan my day in Monte-Carlo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Prince's Palace
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Midi Plage. On your second day here, take a stroll through La Croisette and then take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cannes when traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Scuba & Snorkeling
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Plage des Canebiers, kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Plage des Esclamandes.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez visit planner.

Drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cannes in August, you will find days in Saint-Tropez are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

La Croix-Valmer
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

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 15th (Wed): tour the water at your own pace with CIP Marseille, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Marseille using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Marseille

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 16th (Thu), take a stroll through La Petite France and then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planner .

Getting from Marseille to Strasbourg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in August, things will get slightly colder in Strasbourg: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colmar trip itinerary maker app .

Colmar is just a short distance from Strasbourg. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will leave for Lucerne on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 18th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Aare Gorge, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and then kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern and then identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lucerne route planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Aare Gorge
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Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online travel route planner .

Getting from Lucerne to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Lucerne in August, things will get a bit warmer in Milan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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