20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Nuerburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— Few hours
drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
9
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
10
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Frankfurt, Germany

1
night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg planning site .

Frankfurt to Nuremberg is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 31st (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, make a trip to Palace Square (Schlossplatz), then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then look for gifts at Markthalle, and finally examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Killesberg Park, and then admire the masterpieces at State Gallery of Stuttgart.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Nuerburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

1
night
Nuerburg, Germany

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then don't miss a visit to Nuerburgring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Burg Eltz, make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), and then admire the landmark architecture of Kunstgasschen Koblenz.

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

Drive from Stuttgart to Nuerburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. August in Nuerburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nuerburg

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koblenz, Eltz Castle
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Nurburgring ©
Nurburgring

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip site .

Traveling by car from Nuerburg to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, don't miss a visit to Reporters Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bayeux itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bayeux sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Remains Mulberry Harbour
Highlights from your plan
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

few
hours
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, and then make a trip to La Grande Rue.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online road trip planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel ©
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon travel planner .

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Lyon in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August: high temperatures in Lyon hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then contemplate the long history of Prince's Palace, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip maker app .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monte-Carlo, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prince's Palace, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

3
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.
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nice day trip planner.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, engage your brain at CERN, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Geneva trip builder tool .

You can fly from Nice to Geneva in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Geneva, with lows of 16°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

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