39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  28​h
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Munich, Germany
— Few hours
train:  15​min
2
Dachau, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nordlingen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Dresden, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Bratislava, Slovakia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  5​h 45​min
11
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
12
Buje, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
13
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
14
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
15
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h
16
Trieste, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
17
Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
18
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
19
Santa Maria Val Mustair, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
20
Landquart, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
21
Altdorf, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
22
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h
23
Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
24
Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
25
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
26
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
27
Lyon, France
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
28
Aigues-Mortes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
29
Sete, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
30
Cabrespine, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
31
Collioure, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
32
Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
33
Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
34
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
35
Saint-Nazaire, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
36
La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
37
Nantes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
38
Brest, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
39
Le Havre, France
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Folkestone, United Kingdom

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary builder .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Munich is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. While traveling from Auckland Central, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Munich, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Dachau.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden

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Dachau, Germany

Dachau ©
Dachau is a town in Upper Bavaria, in the southern part of Germany. To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dachau road trip planning app .

Dachau is just a short distance from Munich. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nordlingen.

Things to do in Dachau

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dachau Palace and Court Garden ©
Dachau Palace and Court Garden

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Nordlingen, Germany

Nordlingen ©
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 19,000. On the 15th (Mon), don't miss a visit to St. Georg Dom, make a trip to Kirchturm Daniel, and then step into the grandiose world of Harburg Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nordlingen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Dachau to Nordlingen in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. April in Nordlingen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nordlingen

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harburg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Harburg Castle ©
Harburg Castle
Kirchturm Daniel ©
Kirchturm Daniel
St. Georg Dom ©
St. Georg Dom

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Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Wurzburg travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nordlingen to Wurzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
St. Kilian Cathedral ©
St. Kilian Cathedral

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gleis 17, Grunewald, Topography of Terror, The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and other attractions. On the 17th (Wed), steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, steep yourself in history at Gleis 17, Grunewald, deepen your understanding at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then see the sights in a new way with Fat Tire Tours Berlin, and finally take a memorable tour with Free Berlin - Authentische Radtouren.

Planning Berlin trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Wurzburg to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fat Tire Tours Berlin ©
Fat Tire Tours Berlin
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip builder site .

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toOswiecim.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Tours Nightlife

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Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
On the 18th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and then fly down the slopes at Czantoria. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square and then explore the activities along Jezioro Paprocanskie.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oswiecim travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Oswiecim takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In April in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Czantoria, Jezioro Paprocanskie
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Czantoria ©
Czantoria
Jezioro Paprocanskie ©
Jezioro Paprocanskie

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bratislava trip builder site .

Drive from Oswiecim to Bratislava in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Oswiecim in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bratislava: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 6°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Nightlife Historic Sites Tours

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes I Like EBike as well as BudaBike Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll set off for Dubrovnik on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Budapest

Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
I Like EBike ©
I Like EBike

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dubrovnik Day Tours, Cheap Dubrovnik Tours, ACCESS Dubrovnik, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Gradske Zidine and Franciscan Monastery. Get some historical perspective at Fort Lovrijenac and Stradun. It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum and make a trip to Pile Gate.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in April since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik by Boat ©
Dubrovnik by Boat
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buje.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Buje, Croatia

Buje ©
Buje is a town situated in Istria, Croatia's westernmost peninsula.Buje was known as the "sentinel of Istria" for its hilltop site located 10km inland from the Adriatic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Dvigrad and then explore the fascinating underground world of Festinsko Kraljevstvo.

Start your trip to Buje by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Buje in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mostar.

Things to do in Buje

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savudrija, Festinsko Kraljevstvo, Pazin Cave, Dvigrad
Highlights from your plan
Pazin Cave ©
Pazin Cave
Dvigrad ©
Dvigrad
Festinsko Kraljevstvo ©
Festinsko Kraljevstvo

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), then take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica, and then make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medjugorje, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Partisan Cemetery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mostar vacation planner .

Drive from Buje to Mostar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kravica
Highlights from your plan
Kravica ©
Kravica
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Partisan Cemetery ©
Partisan Cemetery

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You've now added Lake Bled to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a memorable excursion with Lake Bled. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, hike along Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar), and then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle (Blejski Grad).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mostar to Bled takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mostar in April; daily highs in Bled reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael, then steep yourself in history at Plecnik House, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally snap pictures at Tromostovje.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planner .

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Trieste.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

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Trieste, Italy

Trieste
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Trieste visit app .

Getting from Ljubljana to Trieste by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Trieste, with lows of 16°C. You'll set off for Piran on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. George, contemplate the waterfront views at Dragonja, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally make a trip to Piran Town Walls.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Piran attractions planning site .

Drive from Trieste to Piran in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Piran

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koper
Highlights from your plan
Dragonja ©
Dragonja
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and then take in the pleasant sights at Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, then Head underground at Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave, then explore the activities along Hallstatter See, and finally choose your vessel at Lake Hallstatt Explorer.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Piran to Hallstatt takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Maria Val Mustair.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall

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Santa Maria Val Mustair, Switzerland

Santa Maria Val Mustair ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): learn about all things military at Museum 14/18, then identify plant and animal life at Val Mustair, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Maria Val Mustair road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Santa Maria Val Mustair takes 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Landquart.

Things to do in Santa Maria Val Mustair

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mustair
Highlights from your plan
Val Mustair ©
Val Mustair
Umbrail Pass ©
Umbrail Pass

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Landquart, Switzerland

Landquart ©
To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Landquart online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Maria Val Mustair to Landquart takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Altdorf.

Things to do in Landquart

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Landquart Fashion Outlet ©
Landquart Fashion Outlet

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Altdorf, Switzerland

Altdorf ©
Altdorf is a historic and statistical town and a municipality in the Swiss canton of Uri. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Wilhelm Tell Monument, then steep yourself in history at Ruetli, and then hike along The Swiss Path.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Altdorf sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Landquart to Altdorf in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Altdorf

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Seelisberg, Kloster Einsiedeln, Le Plus Grand Carillon de Suisse
Highlights from your plan
Ruetli ©
Ruetli
Kloster Einsiedeln ©
Kloster Einsiedeln
Wilhelm Tell Monument ©
Wilhelm Tell Monument

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bern tour builder .

You can drive from Altdorf to Bern in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bern are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Bern to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Franziskanerkirche ©
Franziskanerkirche
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres ©
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gruyeres online vacation planner .

Drive from Lucerne to Gruyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Gruyeres are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lac de Tanay, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
Lac de Tanay ©
Lac de Tanay

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Colmar, France

Colmar
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden and then get to know the resident critters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colmar day trip planner.

Getting from Gruyeres to Colmar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

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Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Palais de l'Ile, see the interesting displays at Musee Chateau, and then steep yourself in history at Basilique de la Visitation.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Annecy travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Colmar to Annecy by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Annecy are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Annecy

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee Chateau ©
Musee Chateau
Basilique de la Visitation ©
Basilique de la Visitation
Palais de l'Ile ©
Palais de l'Ile

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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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip planning app .

Drive from Annecy to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lyon are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aigues-Mortes.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Eglise Saint Georges ©
Eglise Saint Georges

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Aigues-Mortes, France

Aigues-Mortes ©
Aigues-Mortes is a French commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The medieval city walls surrounding the city are well preserved.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aigues-Mortais or Aigues-Mortaises.GeographyAigues-Mortes is located in the Petite Camargue some 90km northwest of Marseilles. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aigues-Mortes trip planning tool .

Drive from Lyon to Aigues-Mortes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sete.

Things to do in Aigues-Mortes

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Highlights from your plan
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes

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Sete, France

Sete
Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sete itinerary website .

You can drive from Aigues-Mortes to Sete in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Sete can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cabrespine.

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Cabrespine, France

Cabrespine ©
Cabrespine is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. On the 13th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Limousis, contemplate the long history of Chateaux de Lastours, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre geant de Cabrespine. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Abbaye de Lagrasse, make a trip to Hautpoul, and then take in the dramatic natural features at le Sidobre.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cabrespine online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Sete to Cabrespine by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cabrespine are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Collioure.

Things to do in Cabrespine

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Grotte de Limousis, Abbaye de Lagrasse, Hautpoul, le Sidobre, Chateaux de Lastours
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Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine ©
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine
Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours
Grotte de Limousis ©
Grotte de Limousis

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Collioure, France

Collioure ©
Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, and then step into the grandiose world of The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Collioure driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cabrespine to Collioure in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Collioure can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Collioure

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Sentier du Littoral
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The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal) ©
The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal)
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges

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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center
To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center trip site .

Traveling by car from Collioure to Carcassonne Center takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cordes-sur-Ciel.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Shopping Historic Sites

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Cordes-sur-Ciel, France

Cordes-sur-Ciel ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac, then paddle through the water with Nature-Escapade, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, and finally take in the views from Pont Vieux.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cordes-sur-Ciel online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Cordes-sur-Ciel takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Cordes-sur-Ciel

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Albi, Nature-Escapade, Forteresse de Najac
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
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Drive from Cordes-sur-Ciel to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Saint-Nazaire on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Saint-Nazaire, France

Saint-Nazaire ©
To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Nazaire online visit planner .

Getting from Bordeaux to Saint-Nazaire by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Saint-Nazaire: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saint-Nazaire

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Grand Blockhaus, Cite Medievale de Guerande
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Cite Medievale de Guerande ©
Cite Medievale de Guerande
Le Grand Blockhaus ©
Le Grand Blockhaus

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La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Nazaire to La Rochelle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums
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Le Bunker de La Rochelle ©
Le Bunker de La Rochelle

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, then meet the residents at Planete Sauvage, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nantes tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Nantes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

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Planete Sauvage
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Planete Sauvage ©
Planete Sauvage
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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Brest, France

Brest ©
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brest online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Nantes to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nantes in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brest: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plage du Petit Minou
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Plage du Petit Minou ©
Plage du Petit Minou

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Le Havre, France

Le Havre ©
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Le Havre trip planner .

Drive from Brest to Le Havre in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. May in Le Havre sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Le Havre

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Eglise St-Joseph ©
Eglise St-Joseph

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