17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Fly
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Grinzane Cavour and Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario della Consolata and Travel Langhe Wine Tours. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis (in Vicoforte), Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta (in Asti) and Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni (in Barolo). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Lorenzo, see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), take a memorable drive along Colline di Torino, and don't miss a visit to Villa della Regina.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turin road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Turin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Turin due to the time zone difference. October in Turin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

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 (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, then examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally make a trip to Casino Square.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Turin to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Turin in October; daily highs in Monte-Carlo reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Cannes, France

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Suquet and Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance. Visit Vieille Ville and Tourrettes-sur-Loup for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Villa Kerylos (in Beaulieu-sur-Mer), The Church of Èze (in Eze) and Old Harbor (La Darse) (in Villefranche-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Cannes sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Marseille, France

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathédrale La Major and Vallon des Auffes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau de Tarascon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Avignon (Basilique Saint Pierre, Palais des Papes, &more), Arles (Abbaye de Montmajour, Musee Departemental Arles Antique, &more) and Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, explore the world behind art at Chateau La Coste en Provence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and head outdoors with Calanque du Sugiton.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and The Presqu'ile. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colline de Fourviere and Chateau de Cormatin. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: La Roche de Solutre (in Solutre-Pouilly), Chalon-sur-Saone (Eglise Saint-Pierre & Cathedrale Saint Vincent) and Chateau de Brancion (in Martailly-les-Brancion). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, ponder the design of La Place des Jacobins, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nom-de-Jesus.

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Take a train from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, Lyon is slightly colder than Marseille - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then step aboard La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at CERN, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, stroll through Bains des Paquis, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Geneva day trip app.

Drive from Lyon to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

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.