27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Stresa, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

Doha, Qatar to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Doha in December, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 3 nights

Festival City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lérins Islands and Le Suquet. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rue d'Antibes and 365 Fromages. The adventure continues: take a stroll through La Croisette, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, try your luck at Casino Barriere Le Croisette, and admire the masterpieces at Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cannes road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Cannes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Cannes, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Head to Avenue Jean Medecin and Gallery 26for plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Place Garibaldi. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, walk around Parc du Mont Boron, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip maker.

You can drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Nice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then stroll through Gornergrat, and then stop by Laderach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgkirche Raron, take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and finally stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to Zermatt takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de la Gruyere, and then steep yourself in history at Gruyeres Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bern route builder tool.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Uetliberg Mountain. Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and Hauptbahnhof. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Altstadt Luzern, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich tour site.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Stresa.
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Stresa, Italy — 3 nights

Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Giulio Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacro Monte di Orta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Cantina Fontechiara, then get some fabulous bargains at Vicolungo The Style Outlets, and then stop by Ferri Cristina.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stresa trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Zurich to Stresa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in January: highs in Stresa hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice journey planner.

Drive from Stresa to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Stresa in January since evenings lows in Venice dip to 0°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 12th (Thu), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, boost your wellbeing at QC Termemilano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan day trip planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Milan are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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