18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Quebec City, Canada
Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
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
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker.

Quebec City, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Quebec City to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Start 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 Normandy American Cemetery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour builder website.

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

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), tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eze Sur Mer Strand, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Le Sporting.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bayeux to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in August, with highs in Nice at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco and then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Cannes, France

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): examine the collection at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of La Croisette and then take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes online travel route planner.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cannes, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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. On the 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Canebiers, kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then stroll through Plage de Gigaro.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cannes in August, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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): discover the deep blue sea with CIP Marseille, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Marseille

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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CIP Marseille ©
CIP Marseille
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of La Petite France and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg attractions planner.

Fly from Marseille to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in August: high temperatures in Strasbourg hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
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.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colmar visit planner.

Colmar is very close to Strasbourg. August in Colmar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lucerne attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lucerne to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in August, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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