15 days in Western Europe & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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15 days in Western Europe & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Ajaccio, France
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  13​h 30​min
4
La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Portofino, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Toulon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Sete, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Detroit, United States

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning app .

Detroit, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Rome. While traveling from Detroit, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

1
day
Ajaccio, France

With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
On the 2nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Golfe de Lava, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Sacre Coeur, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ajaccio holiday tool .

Explore your travel options from Florence to Ajaccio with the Route module. October in Ajaccio sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Spezia.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Golfe de Lava, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise du Sacre Coeur ©
Eglise du Sacre Coeur

1
night
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Neve, then see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Spezia route planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ajaccio to La Spezia. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Portofino.

Things to do in La Spezia

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiesa Di San Pietro, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
Highlights from your plan
Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia ©
Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro

2
nights
Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, kick back and relax at Baia di Paraggi, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Di San Martino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Fieschi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parco Regionale dell'Aveto.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portofino vacation app .

You can take a train from La Spezia to Portofino in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Portofino are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta, Parco Regionale dell'Aveto, Baia di Paraggi, Basilica dei Fieschi
Highlights from your plan
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Basilica dei Fieschi ©
Basilica dei Fieschi
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portofino to Monte-Carlo takes 3.5 hours. October in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Toulon.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monaco-Ville
Highlights from your plan
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

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night
Toulon, France

Toulon ©
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. On the 7th (Mon), head outdoors with Le Sentier du Littoral, then take a stroll through Le Village du Mourillon, then take in the waterfront at Port Saint-Louis du Mourillon, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rade de Toulon.

Discover how to plan a Toulon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Toulon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sete.

Things to do in Toulon

Outdoors Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Port St. Louis du Mourillon ©
Port St. Louis du Mourillon

1
night
Sete, France

Sete ©
Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abbaye Saint-Felix-de-Montceau, kick back and relax at Plage de la Corniche, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere le Py, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Le Cimetiere Marin, and finally enjoy the sea views from Phare Saint Louis.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sete trip planner .

Traveling by car from Toulon to Sete takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sete can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Sete

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Abbaye Saint-Felix-de-Montceau
Highlights from your plan
Cimetiere le Py ©
Cimetiere le Py
Abbaye Saint-Felix-de-Montceau ©
Abbaye Saint-Felix-de-Montceau
Le Cimetiere Marin ©
Le Cimetiere Marin

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal), pause for some serene contemplation at Terrazas de la Catedral de Palma, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Sant Francesc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Eulalia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, and finally make a trip to Placa de Cort.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sete to Palma de Mallorca. When traveling from Sete in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Palma de Mallorca, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Santa Eulalia ©
Santa Eulalia
Basilica de Sant Francesc ©
Basilica de Sant Francesc

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Patacona, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, then wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Grail.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Valencia trip planner.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa de la Patacona
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Grail ©
Chapel of the Holy Grail
Casco Antiguo ©
Casco Antiguo

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then steep yourself in history at Ciutat Vella, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Fenals Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of Sant Roma, and then contemplate the long history of Vila Vella (Old Town).

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

Fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valencia in October: highs in Barcelona hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 60°F. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

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