19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
Drive
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Marseille
— 1 night
Drive
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Arles
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Montpellier
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Narbonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
Drive
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Toulouse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 1 day
Drive
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Saint-Emilion
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Train
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Le Havre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Giverny
— 1 day
Drive
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Roissy-en-France
— 1 night
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Paris

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Louvre Museum, Musee d'Orsay and Rue Saint Denis. Musee du Parfum - Fragonard and Musee des Arts et Metiers will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis and 1st Arrondissement. Step out of Paris to go to Choisel and see Chateau de Breteuil, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Vincennes, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, take a stroll through Quartier Montparnasse, and make a trip to Place Vendome.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris driving holiday planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

Avignon

— 2 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musee du Vieux Nimes, Arenes de Nimes, Uzes Cathedral, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Agricol, then don't miss a visit to Place Crillon, then admire the striking features of Chapelle des Penitents Noir, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers).

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary app.

You can travel from Paris to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Aix-en-Provence

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vieille Ville de Gordes. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): go for a walk through Vieille Ville de Gordes and then contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Marseille

— 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 13th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Chapelle de la Visitation Catherine de Sienne, then examine the collection at Pavillon M, and then stop by Musee du Savon de Marseille La Licorne.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arles.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Arles

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Le Marche d'Arles, don't miss a visit to Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet, contemplate the long history of Moulin de Daudet, then take in the exciting artwork at Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles, and finally shop like a local with Anne Clergue Galerie.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Arles online tour planner.

Getting from Marseille to Arles by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Arles

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Montpellier

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Roch, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Roch, and then see the interesting displays at Carre Sainte-Anne.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Montpellier route planner.

You can drive from Arles to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Narbonne.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Narbonne

— 1 night

Crossroads of the South

The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eglise Saint-Paul as well as Donjon Gilles Aycelin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Narbonne road trip app.

Drive from Montpellier to Narbonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Narbonne are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Narbonne

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Carcassonne

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent and then contemplate the long history of Memorial House (Maison des Memoires).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Narbonne to Carcassonne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Toulouse

— 2 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Toulouse itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Toulouse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Bordeaux

— 1 day

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Domaine de Malagar - Centre Francois Mauriac, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Martin de Cadillac, examine the collection at Maison du Lillet, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, then ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville (City Hall), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Marie-de-la-Bastide.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Saint-Emilion

— 2 nights

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau Coutet as well as Clocher de l'Eglise Monolithe.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Emilion itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Saint-Emilion in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Saint-Emilion, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Saint-Malo

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort National as well as Saint-Malo Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Saint-Malo Cathedral, look for gifts at Epices Roellinger, and then steep yourself in history at Fort National.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Saint-Malo route maker app.

You can drive from Saint-Emilion to Saint-Malo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Emilion in May, expect nights in Saint-Malo to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pointe du Roc, Tour Gabriel and Porte du Boulevard.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel in an hour. May in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Le Havre.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Le Havre

— 2 nights
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musee des Pecheries as well as Bibliotheque Oscar Niemeyer. On the 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Hambye, steep yourself in history at Tour des Dockers, examine the collection at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, then look for gifts at Loho Le Local Shop, then explore the world behind art at Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Vincent de Paul. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montivilliers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage-Baignade Yport, then examine the collection at Musee des Pecheries, then examine the collection at Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre, and finally get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Oscar Niemeyer.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Le Havre trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Le Havre in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Le Havre are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Giverny.

Things to do in Le Havre

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Giverny

— 1 day
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Gaillon, see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, then examine the collection at Maison de Claude Monet a Vetheuil, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Musee de l'Outil.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Giverny trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Le Havre to Giverny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Giverny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Roissy-en-France.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

Roissy-en-France

— 1 night
For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Roissy-en-France trip builder tool.

Getting from Giverny to Roissy-en-France by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Roissy-en-France

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay May 23 — 24: