37 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris online day trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (La Croisette, Le Suquet, &more) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 26, and don't miss a visit to Ascenseur du Chateau.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 2 nights

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 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Place du Palais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough 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. On the 14th (Wed), go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, admire the natural beauty at Les Murs Vegetaux, then stroll around Domaine du Rayol, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau de Chausse. On the next day, stop by Port Grimaud, then stroll through Plage de Pampelonne, and then take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary website.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint-Tropez when traveling from Monte-Carlo in December, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
When in Athens, make a side trip to see Attica Zoological Park in Spata, approximately Spata away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint-Tropez to Athens. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in December, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 7 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and make a trip to Heroes' Square.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Budapest road trip website.

You can fly from Athens to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In December, Budapest is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 1st (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, admire the striking features of Dancing House, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague online day trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Fontaine du Banneret, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, stroll around Lindenhof Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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