49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Estremoz, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Almancil, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Fiscardo, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Astipalea, Greece
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Stresa, Italy
— 1 night
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Baveno, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verbania, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 2 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Argegno, Italy
— 1 night
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, walk around Parque da Cidade do Porto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matosinhos Beach. On the next day, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, savor the flavors at Sandeman Cellars, learn about winemaking at Porto Calem, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

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Barcelona, Spain to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Porto due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Estremoz.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Estremoz, Portugal

— 2 nights
Estremoz is a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Museu Nacional dos Coches, learn about winemaking at Corktrekking, and then do a tasting at Tiago Cabaco Wines. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericórdia, examine the collection at Museu Do Barro, and then kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial da Ponte.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Estremoz online tour planner.

Drive from Porto to Estremoz in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Estremoz is 1 hour. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estremoz: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Almancil.

Things to do in Estremoz

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Almancil, Portugal

— 2 nights
Almancil is a town and civil parish in the municipality of Loulé, in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Verde and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Alagoa. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Cerro da Vila, then kick back and relax at Praia de Cacela Velha, and then get engrossed in the history at Museu Municipal de Faro.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Almancil trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Estremoz to Almancil by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Estremoz in May: highs in Almancil hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Almancil

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portugal

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, then enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Albufeira trip planner.

Albufeira is very close to Almancil. In June, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Alfama, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Funchal, Portugal

— 3 nights
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Caravel Art Center and Madeira Story Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and Galeria dos Prazeres. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse (in Ponta do Pargo) and Calheta Beach (in Calheta). There's lots more to do: get curious at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, contemplate the long history of Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, and admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Funchal trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: highs in Funchal hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Itzurun, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Ferrocarril. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, then stop by Parte Vieja, and then examine the collection at Cristobal Balenciaga Museum.

Before you visit San Sebastian - Donostia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Funchal to San Sebastian - Donostia by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Funchal to San Sebastian - Donostia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Funchal in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in San Sebastian - Donostia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Greece

— 1 night
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the galleries of Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Art Park Rhodes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stegna Beach, and then kick back and relax at Afandou Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rhodes Town road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Rhodes Town takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, Rhodes Town is somewhat warmer than San Sebastian - Donostia - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Fiscardo.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Fiscardo, Greece

— 2 nights
Fiskardo is a village and a community on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Venetian Lighthouse of Fiscardo, then stop by Myrtillo, and then kick back and relax at Agia Kyriaki Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Vouti Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fteri Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fiscardo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Rhodes Town to Fiscardo in 26 hours. Traveling from Rhodes Town in June, plan for little chillier nights in Fiscardo, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fiscardo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vouliagmeni Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally delve into the distant past at Erechtheion.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens journey planning tool.

You can drive from Fiscardo to Athens in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Astipalea.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astipalea, Greece

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Steno Beach and then kick back and relax at Koutsomitis Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Livadi Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia tis Panagias tis Poraitissas, and then kick back and relax at Plakes Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Astipalea day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Athens to Astipalea takes 14 hours. In June in Astipalea, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Astipalea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Heraklion, Greece

— 2 nights
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 21st (Thu), stroll through Karavostasi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Wooden Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery, then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and then kick back and relax at Psaromoura Beach.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion travel planner.

Drive from Astipalea to Heraklion in 18.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 2 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 23rd (Sat): visit Dorsoduro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally visit Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and then kick back and relax at Blue Moon.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice day trip website.

Getting from Heraklion to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Heraklion to Venice. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Venice

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stresa, Italy

— 1 night
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Varallo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta, and finally see the interesting displays at Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Giulio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Motta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Miami, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Sasso.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Stresa route tool.

Getting from Venice to Stresa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baveno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Baveno, Italy

— 2 nights
Baveno is a town and comune in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, part of Piedmont, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Fattoria dell'Aldone, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacro Monte, then examine the collection at Museo Antica Casa Walser di Borca/Museo Alts Walserhüüs Van Zer Burfuggu, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiata dei Santi Gervasio e Protasio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): head off the coast to Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori), explore the historical opulence of Borgo di Vogogna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Boden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baveno travel planner.

Baveno is just a stone's throw from Stresa. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Verbania.

Things to do in Baveno

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Verbania, Italy

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the striking features of Villa Giulia, then head outdoors with Suna Beach - Pool & Lounge Bar, and then see the interesting displays at Museo dello Spazzacamino. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Della Madonna Del Sangue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Vecchia dedicata a Santa Maria, and then tee off at Iles des Borromees Golf Club.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Verbania online journey builder.

Verbania is just a short distance from Baveno. In June in Verbania, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Verbania

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Italy

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio and then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Borromeo. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, sample the tasty concoctions at Birrificio Angelo Poretti, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Santa Maria del Monte, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi, and finally don't miss a visit to Arcumeggia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lake Maggiore road trip planning tool.

Lake Maggiore is very close to Verbania. June in Lake Maggiore sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Locarno, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, and then admire the sheer force of Cascate di Santa Petronilla. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido San Domenico and then admire the striking features of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Locarno day trip planning tool.

Drive from Lake Maggiore to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Argegno.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Argegno, Italy

— 1 night
Argegno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50km north of Milan and about 15km north of Como. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Onno and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Riva Bianca Beach and then raise your glass at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar.

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

Traveling by car from Locarno to Argegno takes 1.5 hours. In July in Argegno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Argegno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nightlife

Side Trips

Como, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), get outside with Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo, and then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Acquaworld.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Como day trip website.

Como is just a short distance from Argegno. July in Como sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Como

Spas · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks

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 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, and then stroll through Levanto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, then see the interesting displays at Castle of Saint Giorgio, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Como to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, France

— 4 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa Kerylos and Plage de Gigaro. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Port Grimaud 1 Beach and kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez route planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Saint-Tropez in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Madeira Islands travel guide

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Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
A feast for the senses, the subtropical paradise of Madeira Islands draws nearly a million visitors annually. This Atlantic archipelago, known to many as the "Islands of Eternal Spring," lies some 850 km (530 mi) southwest of the Portuguese mainland. Volcanic in origin, the islands feature dense pine and laurel forests and richly cultivated mountain slopes. The two populated islands boast an extensive network of irrigation channels, bringing much-needed fresh water to the coastal farms and resorts. Hiking trails following these water channels make even the remotest areas accessible, beckoning to adventurous trekkers and impassioned nature lovers. Base your holiday in the city of Funchal, the archipelago's capital and biggest city.