11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
6
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Cannes, France
— 1 day
Drive:  8 h 30 min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
End: Paris, France


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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 3rd (Fri): get curious at Musee des Arts et Metiers, make a trip to Place Vendome, find something for the whole family at Mystery Escape, walk around Parc Monceau, then walk around Parc du Champ de Mars, and finally wander the streets of Bercy Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquée de Paris, get to know the resident critters at Jardin des Plantes, stroll around Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont, contemplate the long history of Chateau of Vincennes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste de Belleville, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online travel planner .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau of Vincennes, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, Le Cachot
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Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis ©
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
Le Cachot ©
Le Cachot

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Roman Columns, look for all kinds of wild species at l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne, explore the historical opulence of Prangins Castle, see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, then admire the masterpieces at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, and finally take in the history at Kawa Game. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Rolle Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Port-Choiseul, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, then examine the collection at Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller), then look for gifts at Franz Carl Weber Geneva, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geneva online trip builder .

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Rolle Castle, Roman Columns, Prangins Castle, Eglise Notre Dame
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Prangins Castle ©
Prangins Castle
Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice ©
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice

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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 7th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Marino, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, see La Casa Maledetta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Certosa di Milano, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Arcadia. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Babila, examine the collection at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, take in nature's colorful creations at Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Vittore al Corpo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Carmine.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Geneva to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Parco Arcadia, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
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1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): head off the coast to Giudecca, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santo Stefano, admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice visit planner.

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daytime highs in Venice are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Chiesa di Santo Stefano ©
Chiesa di Santo Stefano
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli

1
day
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): pause for some photo ops at Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, shop like a local with Marché de la Condamine, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote, tee off at Monte Carlo Country Club, then head outdoors with Stade Nautique Rainier III, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Charles Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Venice to Monte-Carlo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Stade Nautique Rainier III
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Saint Charles Church ©
Saint Charles Church
Chapelle Sainte Devote ©
Chapelle Sainte Devote
Monte Carlo Country Club ©
Monte Carlo Country Club

1
night
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 10th (Fri), do a tasting at Chateau de Cremat, stop by La Petite Cave de Saint Paul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul, and finally stroll around Parc du Mont Boron.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Nice is very close to Monte-Carlo. In January, daytime highs in Nice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

St-Paul-de-Vence
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Parc du Mont Boron ©
Parc du Mont Boron
Chateau de Cremat ©
Chateau de Cremat

1
day
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.
On the 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Le Monastere Fortifie, make a trip to Gare Maritime, pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get lost in a book at Villa Rothschild - Mediatheque Noailles.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cannes vacation builder site .

You can take a train from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Spas
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Gare Maritime ©
Gare Maritime
Villa Rothschild - Mediatheque Noailles ©

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, then examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, then explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning tool .

Getting from Cannes to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cannes in January: highs in Paris hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, World of Disney, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
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Musee des Arts Forains ©
Musee des Arts Forains
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
Hotel de Ville ©
Hotel de Ville

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