43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sainte-Maxime, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eze, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio, Drive to Marciana
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Marciana, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Portoferraio, Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Drive to Bari
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Bari, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 7 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Giorgio della Richinvelda, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riese Pio X, Italy
— 1 night
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Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive to Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, Fly to Kelowna

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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Kelowna, Canada to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Paris is 9 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Sainte-Maxime.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Sainte-Maxime, France

— 2 nights
Sainte-Maxime is a commune and city in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. You've now added Tahiti Plage to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): head outdoors with Tahiti Plage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Nartelle, and then get in on the family fun at Aqualand Saint Maxime. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Pointe des Sardinaux, then take in the waterfront at Port de Sainte-Maxime, then visit Port Grimaud, and finally take in the waterfront at Promenade Aymeric Simon Loriere.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sainte-Maxime trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Sainte-Maxime in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sainte-Maxime: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Sainte-Maxime

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): meet the residents at Marineland and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nice attractions planner.

Getting from Sainte-Maxime to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sainte-Maxime in June, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monte-Carlo using our trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In June in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Eze.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Casinos

Side Trips

Eze, France

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach, then contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Eze road trip planner.

Eze is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In June, daily temperatures in Eze can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Eze

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 26th (Fri), take a stroll around Vernazza, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then hike along Cinque Terre Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Eze to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Eze in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cinque Terre, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
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 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa. On the next day, make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, then get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pisa vacation planning website.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marciana.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marciana, Italy

— 2 nights
On the 30th (Tue), stop by Unzipo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Procchio Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli.

To see maps and tourist information, read Marciana travel tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Pisa to Marciana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In June in Marciana, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Marciana

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Marciana to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Marciana in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Positano travel planning tool.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Capri on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Capri, Italy

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then don't miss a visit to I Faraglioni, then make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, and finally explore the activities along Marina Piccola.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Capri tour app.

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Capri in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bari.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bari, Italy

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bari online holiday builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Capri to Bari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. July in Bari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Old Town & Cavtat Cemetery). On the 12th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: visit Old Town, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Giorgio della Richinvelda.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

San Giorgio della Richinvelda, Italy

— 2 nights
San Giorgio della Richinvelda is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 90km northwest of Trieste and about 20km northeast of Pordenone. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Casa Natale di Padre David Maria Turoldo.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Giorgio della Richinvelda trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to San Giorgio della Richinvelda takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Riese Pio X.

Things to do in San Giorgio della Richinvelda

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Riese Pio X, Italy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parco Faunistico Cappeller, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rocca di Asolo, then examine the collection at Museo Canova, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Emo.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Riese Pio X trip itinerary site.

Drive from San Giorgio della Richinvelda to Riese Pio X in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Riese Pio X can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lignano Sabbiadoro.

Things to do in Riese Pio X

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy

— 3 nights
Lignano Sabbiadoro is a town and comune within the province of Udine, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of north-eastern Italy. On the 22nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Aquileia. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Doggy Beach and then find something for the whole family at Parco Junior.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lignano Sabbiadoro trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Riese Pio X to Lignano Sabbiadoro takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lignano Sabbiadoro

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Elba Island travel guide

3.7
Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
The famed location of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile in 1814, Elba Island is tranquil and romantic. Just 10 km (6 mi) off the mainland coast, the small island is made up of lush green terrain, colorful villages, and white sand beaches, making it a popular destination for weekend getaways. Explore the historical town centers to experience the island's rich cultural heritage and enjoy the many options for dining and shopping. Venture into the unspoiled landscape of the Monte Capanne mountains to view the many natural wonders of the island.