16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
1
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
7
Eze, France
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
8
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
10
Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
End: Milan, Italy

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Certosa di Pavia and Arco della Pace will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Piazza Ducale (in Vigevano), Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo (in Morimondo) and Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata (in Lodi). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria della Croce, and test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Piazza Ducale, Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Certosa di Pavia, Basilica Santa Maria della Croce
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Certosa di Pavia ©
Certosa di Pavia
Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, then explore the activities along Retiro Park, then admire the striking features of Alcazar de Segovia, and finally browse the exhibits of Catedral de Segovia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and finally wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

You can fly from Milan to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): gear up at Inercia and then indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria. On the next day, walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja del Coco.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route maker site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Platja de la Mora, Platja del Coco, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Fri), wander the streets of The Panier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, contemplate the long history of Palais du Pharo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

1
night
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
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 27th (Sat): stop by La maison des confitures, kick back and relax at La Ponche Beach, get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, then kick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers, then hunt for treasures at Place des Lices Market, and finally take in the pleasant sights at St. Tropez Harbor.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor
La Ponche Beach ©
La Ponche Beach

1
night
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
On the 28th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, enjoy the sand and surf at Juan les Pins Main Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Biot, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, then take a stroll through Le Suquet, and finally make a trip to Les Murs Peints.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Saint-Tropez, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannes, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Eze.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Eglise de Biot
Highlights from your plan
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

few
hours
Eze, France

Eze
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Eze route planner .

Traveling by car from Cannes to Eze takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Eze sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Nice.

Things to do in Eze

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

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.
On the 29th (Mon), look for gifts at La Petite Cave de Saint Paul, get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, then take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, then kick back and relax at Blue Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Nice online journey planner .

Nice is just a stone's throw from Eze. In July, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Ville medieval
Highlights from your plan
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

few
hours
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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo itinerary website .

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In July in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll set off for Pisa on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

2
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero, then make a trip to Knights' Square, and finally admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bagno Vittorio Emanuele, then kick back and relax at Il Paguro, then make a trip to Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Pisa route builder tool .

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Pisa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Pisa, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

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