26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
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Ferry to Municipio, Train to Rome, Fly to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
Drive
7
Como, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Fira, Greece — 5 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, awaken your taste buds at Santorini's Best Driver, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Fira is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Fira, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect nights in Fira to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are much colder, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 1 night

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip itinerary site.

Getting from Fira to Ravello by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Ravello can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Positano on the 7th (Wed).
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Positano, Italy — 4 nights

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: Sorrento (Monumento a Sant'Antonio Abate, Piazza Tasso, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and make a trip to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Positano online holiday builder.

You can drive from Ravello to Positano in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Italy

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, train, and flight from Capri to Florence in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Capri in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Como.
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Como, Italy — 1 day

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Faro voltiano, don't miss a visit to Life Electric, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Cavour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Como vacation maker site.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Como, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Como to Monte-Carlo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Como in December; daily highs in Monte-Carlo reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. You will leave for Cannes on the 15th (Thu).
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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.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Lérins Islands and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Belanda Tower, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Getting from Monte-Carlo to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 2 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Go for a jaunt from Saint-Tropez to Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer to see Domaine du Rayol about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Pause Serenite, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, stop by Rondini, and pause for some photo ops at Bailli De Seffron Statue.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cannes in December, Saint-Tropez is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stop by Le Marais.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Tropez to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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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.
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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Art Museums
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.
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