24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
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Cannes, France
— 5 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and then visit 1st Arrondissement. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Paris Plage, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then wander the streets of Latin Quarter, and finally don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Leeds, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Leeds to Paris is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Leeds in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Lyon, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a stroll through La Place Bellecour, then admire the local landmark of La Place des Jacobins, and finally wander the streets of The Presqu'ile.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Lyon trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

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 24th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take a stroll through The Panier, and then look for gifts at Musee du Savon de Marseille La Licorne.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marseille sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lyon to Marseille by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Saint-Tropez, France

— 3 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de Jean Blanc. Step off the beaten path and head to Tahiti Plage and Cap Taillat. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to Le Lavandou (Grande Plage du Lavandou & Plage d'Aiguebelle), Aqualand Saint Maxime (in Sainte-Maxime) and Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Port Grimaud 1 Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Nartelle, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannes, France

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Le Suquet and Cannes Jet Location. Attractions like Rue d'Antibes and Plage Mace make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to VinAzur - Vins de provence (in St-Laurent du Var), Nice (Promenade du Paillon & Vieille Ville) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of La Croisette, make a trip to Le Monastere Fortifie, head outdoors with Jets'Cool, and indulge your taste buds at Marche Forville.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes route planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, you will find days in Cannes are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 4 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and Jardin Exotique de Monaco. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III and Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, shop like a local with Marché de la Condamine, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille, and appreciate the history behind Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Monte-Carlo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cannes in August since evenings lows in Monte-Carlo dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Brera District and Casa Milan. Kids will enjoy Duomo di Milano and Food Tours. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the world behind art at Museo Pieta Rondanini, examine the collection at Museo del Novecento, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan travel planner.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Milan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Milan, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Wyden Badi, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. On your second day here, take a stroll through Old Town, then stop by Schanzengraben Canal, and then explore the activities along Flussbad Oberer Letten.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Zurich reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

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 11th (Fri), get outside with Circuit Wenzel, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates, then pause for some photo ops at Monument du Souvenir - 'Gelle Fra', then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Merveilleux, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Les Thermes.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Zurich to Luxembourg City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Tervuren, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally stop by Place St. Gery.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
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.