42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Cannes, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Savona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 4 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 6 nights
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Livorno, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain — 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Explore Valencia's surroundings by going to Alicante (Platja del Postiguet & Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA)). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia trip tool.

Bristol, UK to Valencia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bristol to Valencia. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, walk around Ciutadella Park, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour planning tool.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in June, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): meet the residents at Planet Ocean Montpellier, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St. Pierre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Barcelona to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Montpellier are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cassis (Trolib & Saint Michel Church), Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence) and Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Marseille sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 4 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.
Step out of Cannes with an excursion to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, steep yourself in history at Villa Eilenroc, stop by Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cannes online road trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, make a trip to Place Massena, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Nice trip builder tool.

Drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 1 night

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, take in the waterfront at Old Port, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Genoa trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Genoa sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough 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 23rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, then make a trip to Prince's Palace, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally don't miss a visit to Casino Square. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally don't miss a visit to Statue of William Grover-Williams.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Drive from Genoa to Monte-Carlo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savona.
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Savona, Italy — 3 nights

Savona Main sightsChurchesThe Cattedrale dell'Assunta, built after Genoese demolition of the old cathedral. Explore Savona's surroundings by going to Langhe landscapes (in Alba), Corkscrew Museum (in Barolo) and Cappella del Barolo (in La Morra). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista in San Domenico, appreciate the history behind Monumento ai Caduti 1915-18 - “Rintocchi e Memorie”, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Savona, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bau Bau Village.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Savona visit planner.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Savona in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 4 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pisa: Florence (Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, &more). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, explore the world behind art at Museo Opera del Duomo Pisa, get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, and examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Savona to Pisa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Savona in June, plan for little chillier nights in Pisa, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 6 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.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more), Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Food Tours (in Sorrento). There's lots more to do: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, make a trip to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Positano in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pisa in July since evenings lows in Positano dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Livorno.
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Livorno, Italy — 1 night

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Costiera di Calafuria, make a trip to Eremo di Santa Maria alla Sambuca, and then stop by Tanacchi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Livorno trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Positano to Livorno by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Positano in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Livorno, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, wander the streets of Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome online road trip planner.

You can fly from Livorno to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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