26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Oberammergau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States


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2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Paris trip simple and quick.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marseille online attractions planner .

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Marseille reach 83°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Nice to Cannes to see La Croisette about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Marineland, La Croisette
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, then don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, and then don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre attractions planner.

Drive from Nice to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Nice in June, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Battistero di San Giovanni). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence road trip planning app .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and then get engrossed in the history at Stadtmuseum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck travel planner .

Drive from Venice to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in July, expect Innsbruck to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oberammergau.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Stadtmuseum ©
Stadtmuseum

2
nights
Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau ©
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
On the 7th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, then head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, and then admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Hohenschwangau. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oberammergau Church, hit the slopes at Laber, and then admire the striking features of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Oberammergau road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Oberammergau takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Oberammergau are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Oberammergau

Historic Sites Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Alpine Coaster Oberammergau ©
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the activities along English Garden, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip app .

You can drive from Oberammergau to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

Plan my day in Zurich using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a stroll through Montmartre, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and then snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning app .

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Pont Alexandre III ©
Pont Alexandre III

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