16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
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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.
Visit Certosa di Pavia and Duomo di Milano for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza Ducale and Arco della Pace. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo (in Morimondo), Basilica Santa Maria della Croce (in Crema) and Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata (in Lodi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan holiday builder website .

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 Fun & Games

Side Trips

Piazza Ducale, Basilica Santa Maria della Croce, Certosa di Pavia, Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, then learn about all things military at Alcazar de Segovia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Segovia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, then examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and finally take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca.

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Traveling by flight from Milan to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), look for gifts at Inercia and then savor the flavors at La Boqueria. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and finally kick back and relax at Platja del Coco.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona planning tool .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Platja del Coco, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, Platja de la Mora
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): wander the streets of The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marseille driving holiday planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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. On the 27th (Sat), stop by La maison des confitures, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ponche Beach, take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Canebiers, then hunt for treasures at Place des Lices Market, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Tropez Harbor.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez online road trip planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Shopping Beaches
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.
Kick off your visit 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Biot, then pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet, and finally make a trip to Les Murs Peints.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cannes trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Eze.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Beaches 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 other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Eze trip app .

You can drive from Cannes to Eze in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Eze, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), 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, appreciate the extensive heritage 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 get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, then kick back and relax at Blue Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

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Nice is just a stone's throw from Eze. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Beaches 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 see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo route builder app .

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In July, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You will leave for Pisa on the 31st (Wed).

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, then get to know the fascinating history of Knights' Square, and finally contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Vittorio Emanuele, then enjoy the sand and surf at Il Paguro, then don't miss a visit to Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip planner .

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Pisa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Pisa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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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