29 days in Europe & Kigali Itinerary

29 days in Europe & Kigali Itinerary

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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
5
Kigali, Rwanda
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Cannes, France
— 4 nights
9
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
10
Marseille, France
— 2 nights

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of the city life by going to Aigas Field Centre and Thunder in the glens. Get some historical perspective at Urquhart Castle and Culloden Battlefield. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich), River Rafting & Tubing (in Aviemore) and Drumnadrochit (St Ninians Church & Corrimony Chambered Cairn).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Inverness trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Inverness is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Inverness. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ottawa in August: high temperatures in Inverness hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Aviemore, Aigas Field Centre, Culloden Battlefield, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

3
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get a sense of the local culture at Buckingham Palace and National Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Clarence House. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London trip planning app.

You can fly from Inverness to London in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Inverness in August, expect London to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

3
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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Popular historic sites such as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to The Marly Palace and Catherine's Body. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at New Peterhof Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Kapella, and examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg road trip site.

Getting from London to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Palace Square
Palace Square
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, thenexplore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, thensee the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels route planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Brussels in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels

2
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Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
On the 13th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ultimate Gorilla Expeditions, look for gifts at Umutako Iwacu, thenexamine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and finally view the masterpieces at Niyo Arts Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kigali trip tool.

You can fly from Brussels to Kigali in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Kigali. In August, Kigali is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Kigali

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Umutako Iwacu ©
Umutako Iwacu

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa d'Este and Church of St. Louis of the French. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kigali to Rome. The time zone difference when traveling from Kigali to Rome is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kigali in August; daily highs in Rome reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thenadmire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thensteep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Lérins Islands. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) and Notre-Dame de Bon Port. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Vence (Ville medieval & La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence), Saint-Raphael (Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Baou de la Gaude (in Gattieres). And it doesn't end there: hike along La Pointe de l'Aiguille, head outdoors with Jets'Cool, and take a peaceful walk through Pitchoun Forest.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Cannes vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Florence to Cannes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Antibes, Vence, Theoule sur Mer, Saint-Raphael, Pitchoun Forest
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Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) ©
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)

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Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne and Archaeological Site of Olbia - Town of Hyères. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plage Notre Dame and Plage de Sylvabelle. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Le Lavandou (Plage de Saint-Clair, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more) and Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Plage de L'Argentiere, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Pradeau.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August in Hyeres, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Porquerolles Island, Le Pradet, Plage de L'Argentiere
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
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Plage Notre Dame ©
Plage Notre Dame
Scuba & Snorkeling
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

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Marseille, France

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, thensteep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, head outdoors with Ile Verte, and then head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Marseille sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cassis, Aix-en-Provence, Ile Verte, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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