13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner
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Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Toulon/Hyeres, Ferry to Porquerolles Island
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Porquerolles Island, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 16th (Sun), take a stroll through Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and finally stop by Place de la Bastille.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary website.

Miami, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Miami in October, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porquerolles Island.
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Porquerolles Island, France — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Plage Notre Dame, then admire the masterpieces at Villa Carmignac, then take in the exciting artwork at Fondation Carmignac, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Argent.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porquerolles Island online holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Paris to Porquerolles Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 night

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco and then kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo holiday builder website.

Getting from Porquerolles Island to Monte-Carlo by car takes about 3 hours. October in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, then look for gifts at Atelier Galerie Sylvie T, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice attractions planning website.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In October in Nice, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, take a stroll through La Croisette, and then stop by Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes vacation builder app.

You can drive from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Cannes sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 1 night

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 23rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, then kick back and relax at Plage Des Brouis, and then stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, trek along 5 Lakes Walk, and then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt vacation planner.

Fly from Saint-Tropez to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Vittorio Costantini Workshop. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Monaco travel guide

4.1
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.
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Swiss Alps travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Observation Decks · Mountains
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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