31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
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Versailles, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France — 5 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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to TakSea (in Saint-Raphael), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, stroll through Castel Plage, get outside with Quai Rauba Capeu, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Coast Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Kingston, Jamaica to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingston to Nice is 6 hours. Traveling from Kingston in July, expect Nice to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 2 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 7th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then pause for some photo ops at Hector Berlioz Statue, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee and then enjoy the sand and surf at Larvotto Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo visit planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In July in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take some stellar pictures from Furi Suspension Bridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt online day trip planner.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Zermatt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Prato della Valle, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa d'Este, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome trip maker app.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Montalcino (Castiglion del Bosco Winery & Mate Winery) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Siena trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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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.
Step out of Florence to go to Santa Brigida and see Castello del Trebbio, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 1 night

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, then cruise the town with Libr'et'sens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux online route planner.

You can fly from Florence to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in July, you will find days in Bordeaux are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Versailles.
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Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Versailles, France — 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles and then don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Versailles route planner.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Versailles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Versailles sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.
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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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Monaco travel guide

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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.
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Swiss Alps travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Observation Decks · Mountains
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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