17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Reims, France
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Paris, France — 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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Musee d'Orsay and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Paris to go to Saint-Denis and see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in August, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Reims.
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Reims, France — 4 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Moet et Chandon and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon. Popular historic sites such as Basilique Saint-Remi and Cimetiere Militaire Britannique de Marfaux are in your itinerary. Explore Reims' surroundings by going to Fere-en-Tardenois (Chateau de Fere-en-Tardenois & Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial) and Avenue de Champagne (in Epernay). Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin and don't miss a visit to Place Drouet-d'Erlon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reims online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Reims by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Paris in August since evenings lows in Reims dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 4 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Step out of the city life by going to Mont Saint-Michel Bay and Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal. Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Fougeres and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Chateau de Combourg (in Combourg), Chateau de Landal (in Broualan) and Avel Char A Voile (in Hirel). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, examine the collection at Musee Christian Dior, explore the historical opulence of Chateau le Rocher Portail, and stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Reims to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 4 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Lausanne are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Gruyeres Castle and HR Giger Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lausanne side-trips: Geneva (Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) & Bains des Paquis), Montreux (Montreux Lakeside & Queen Studio Experience) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, kick back and relax at Plage des Pins, get to know the fascinating history of Rue de Bourg, and see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lausanne tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Lausanne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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