28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Train to Metz Ville, Taxi to Metz/Nancy, Fly to Lyon
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Grande Guerre and Grande Galerie de l'Evolution. Explore hidden gems such as Jeu de Paume and Les Bains d'AliA. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through 7eme Arrondissement, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, and get to know the resident critters at Jardin des Plantes.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route planning website.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in December, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museum Drai Eechelen, trek along Circuit Wenzel, explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates, then trek along Parcs de la Petrusse, and finally appreciate the history behind Guillaume II Grand-duc de Luxembourg. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at Les Thermes, then head outdoors with M.S. Princesse Marie-Astrid, then play a few rounds at Kikuoka Country Club, and finally stroll the grounds of Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Luxembourg City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Luxembourg City, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee de l'Aviation Clement Ader and Eglise Saint-Bonaventure. Let the collections at Musee Urbain Tony Garnier and Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon capture your imagination. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Memorial National de la Prison de Montluc, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nizier, make a trip to Abbaye de Saint Martin d'Ainay, and explore the galleries of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Luxembourg City to Lyon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cannes.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

Cannes, France

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at C-SPA, then see some colorful creatures with Easy Dive, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee National Fernand-Leger. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at San Peyre, don't miss a visit to Cap du Dramont, and then stroll through Frejus Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cannes trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Cannes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in December, expect Cannes to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Nice, France

— 3 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.
Visiting Cascade de Gairaut and Baou de Saint Jeannet will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coco Beach and Les Musees de La Citadelle. Change things up with a short trip to Azur Wine Tours in Vence (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Place Ile-de-Beaute, take in the pleasant sights at Quai des Etats Unis, and indulge your taste buds at Chateau de Bellet.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice journey builder website.

You can drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 3 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): play a few rounds at Monte Carlo Country Club, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then learn about all things military at Musee Naval de Monaco, and finally browse the exhibits of Le Nouveau Musee National. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fairmont Hairpin curve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Charles Church, then pause for some photo ops at Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip planning app.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. December in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Mus.e Firenze Palazzo Vecchio and Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza della Repubblica and Cappella Brancacci. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, and examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel route planning website.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Monte-Carlo in December since evenings lows in Florence dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palazzo Grassi and Palazzo Zaguri. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Querini Stampalia and Casa dei Tre Oci. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Fortuny (Pesaro degli Orfei), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Pincio, admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina, then take in the awesome beauty at Colle Aventino, and finally appreciate the history behind Arco di Tito. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Trajan's Column, head off the coast to Isola Tiberina, then explore the world behind art at Scuderie del Quirinale, and finally slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.