26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
5
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Schengen, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for gifts at Laderach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip maker tool .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Zermatt is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Shopping
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich trip builder website .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster
Seebad Katzensee ©
Seebad Katzensee

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, steep yourself in history at The Catacombs of Paris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris journey site .

Traveling by train from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Paris sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage Napoleon.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille travel planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Marseille at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

La Calanque de Figuerolles, Plage Napoleon, Scuba & Snorkeling
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La Calanque de Figuerolles ©
La Calanque de Figuerolles
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palmes Beach and Eze Sur Mer Strand. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Marche Forville (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coco Beach and explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice journey planner .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Marseille in June, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Schengen.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannes, Eze Sur Mer Strand, Scuba & Snorkeling, Palmes Beach
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

1
night
Schengen, Luxembourg

Schengen
Schengen is a small wine-making town and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, on the western bank of the river Moselle, near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Schengen attractions tool .

Explore your travel options from Nice to Schengen with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nice in July; daily highs in Schengen reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toVenice.

Things to do in Schengen

Museums Wineries Parks
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4
nights
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.
Visit Basilica di San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and get lost in a book at Museo Correr.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schengen to Venice. In July, Venice is a bit warmer than Schengen - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio. You'll explore and learn at Galleria dell'Accademia and Basilica di Santa Croce. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Sistine Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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