28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
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Doue-la-Fontaine, France
— 1 night
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Deauville City, France
— 1 night
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Zandvoort, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 1 day
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Cauterets, France
— 1 day
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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Bonifacio, France
— 3 nights
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Saint Florent, France
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Paris, France — 1 night

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 10th (Tue), wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, and finally don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bassin de la Villette, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then take a memorable drive along Rue Cremieux.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris journey planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. In May, Paris is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to La Rochelle.
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La Rochelle, France — 1 night

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our La Rochelle itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Paris to La Rochelle in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Doue-la-Fontaine.
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Doue-la-Fontaine, France — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Troglodytes & Sarcophages and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Doue-la-Fontaine trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Doue-la-Fontaine takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from La Rochelle in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Doue-la-Fontaine, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Deauville City.
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Deauville City, France — 1 night

With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
On the 14th (Sat), kick back and relax at Deauville Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Deauville City trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Doue-la-Fontaine to Deauville City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zandvoort.
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Zandvoort, The Netherlands — 1 night

Zandvoort is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.Zandvoort is one of the major beach resorts of the Netherlands; it has a long sandy beach, bordered by coastal dunes. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zandvoort trip planner.

You can drive from Deauville City to Zandvoort in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Zandvoort can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 1 day

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zandvoort to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Engelberg.
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Engelberg, Switzerland — 1 night

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Anniviers and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Engelberg planning app.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Engelberg takes 4.5 hours. In May in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Harderkulm, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Grindelwald takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cauterets.
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Cauterets, France — 1 day

Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Gaube Lake and then take in the awesome beauty at Pont d'Espagne.

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Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Cauterets takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.
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Biarritz, France — 2 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, then kick back and relax at Plage d'Erromardie, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau Observatoire Abbadia. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, then don't miss a visit to Phare de Biarritz, and then add some fun to your beach time Jet Sport 64.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Biarritz trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cauterets to Biarritz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France — 2 nights

Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
On the 23rd (Mon), ride a horse along promenade a cheval, admire the striking features of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and then kick back and relax at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Camargue and then kick back and relax at Bambou Palm Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Biarritz to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Biarritz in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Step out of the city life by going to CIP Marseille and Plage de la Pointe Rouge. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau d'If and Palais du Pharo. Go for a jaunt from Marseille to Cassis to see Plage de la Grande Mer about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Balneaire du Prado.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Plage de l'Escalet and then kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud, then kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint-Tropez online day trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 2 nights

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 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lérins Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite and then kick back and relax at Plage Mace.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip website.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, France — 3 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Visiting Iles Lavezzi and Plage du Petit Sperone will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bonifacio Citadel and Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Santa Giulia, stroll through Plage de Balistra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sancte Erasme, and contemplate the long history of Bastion de L'Etendard.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bonifacio, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cannes to Bonifacio by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In May, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Saint Florent.
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Saint Florent, France — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Nonza Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Saleccia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Aregno Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Ostriconi.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Florent online road trip planner.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Saint Florent in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.