25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  6​h
3
Chalons-en-Champagne, France
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
4
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday maker site .

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Place.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip builder website .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
Chalons-en-Champagne, France

Chalons-en-Champagne ©
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chalons-en-Champagne trip itinerary app .

Drive from Brussels to Chalons-en-Champagne in 3.5 hours. In May in Chalons-en-Champagne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Phare de Vezernay, Butte de Vauquois, Lost Batallion Memorial
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Notre-Dame-en-Vaux ©
Notre-Dame-en-Vaux
Butte de Vauquois ©
Butte de Vauquois
Lost Batallion Memorial ©
Lost Batallion Memorial

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and wander the streets of The Panier.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marseille travel route site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chalons-en-Champagne to Marseille. In May, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Chalons-en-Champagne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Avignon, Carrieres des Lumieres, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

4
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Florence (Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo, and gain insight with Academya Lingue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bologna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Bologna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Classes

Side Trip

Florence
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Wine Tours & Tastings, & more). There's lots more to do: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and get outside with Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Positano trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Positano takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bologna in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Positano, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 31st (Sun), explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried and then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip planner .

Take a bus from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. See some other sides of Paris: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris attractions site .

You can fly from Naples to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Naples in June, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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