61 days in Europe

61 days in Europe

Mar 8  -  May 7, 2017
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61 days in Europe

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Fly:  9​h 30​min
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
train:  30​min
2
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Forsand Municipality, Norway
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
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Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
7
Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Vestvagoy, Norway
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Tromso, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  45​min
10
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
11
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
12
Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h
13
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
15
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
16
Graz, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Murren, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
27
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
28
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
29
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
30
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 day
train:  30​min
31
Nice, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
32
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
34
Paris, France
— 1 day
train:  15​min
35
Versailles, France
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, take a stroll through Westminster, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, see a performance at Royal Albert Hall, then don't miss a visit to Harrods, and finally look for gifts at Duke of York Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London travel guide.

In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Shopping Tours Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Duke of York Square ©
Duke of York Square
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Imperial War Museums ©
Imperial War Museums

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Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Gilt & Grain, stop by Indigo Natural Living, look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Blenheim-Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford travel guide.

Take a train from London to Oxford in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from London in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Oxford. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Oxford

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Blenheim Palace
Highlights from your plan
Gilt & Grain ©
Gilt & Grain
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of World Museum, explore the world behind art at Walker Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Imperial War Museum North, then stop by Vertical Chill Ice Wall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally try your luck at Genting Casino Bolton. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The John Rylands Library, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and then tee off at Woodsome Hall Golf Course.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester travel guide.

You can drive from Oxford to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Manchester, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Fun & Games Golf

Side Trips

Liverpool, Woodsome Hall Golf Course, Imperial War Museum North, Ladybower Reservoir, Genting Casino Bolton
Highlights from your plan
World Museum ©
World Museum
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
Walker Art Gallery ©
Walker Art Gallery

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Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Jaeren, get engrossed in the history at Arkeologisk museum i Stavanger, enjoy the sand and surf at Godalen Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Utstein Kloster, then examine the collection at Norwegian Canning Museum, and finally examine the collection at Roots of the Vikings. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Aviation History, stroll through Sola Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sola Strand, then see the interesting displays at Vitenfabrikken (science centre), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rogaland Arboretum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stavanger travel guide.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Manchester to Stavanger takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in March, expect nights in Stavanger to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandnes, The Museum of Aviation History, Utstein Kloster
Highlights from your plan
Utstein Kloster ©
Utstein Kloster
The Museum of Aviation History ©
The Museum of Aviation History
Godalen Beach ©
Godalen Beach

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Forsand Municipality, Norway

Forsand Municipality ©
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Kjerag, then trek along Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag, then take in the dramatic scenery at Manafossen Falls and Man Farm, and finally hike along Hike to Manafossen and Man. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Knudaheio, then trek along Varlivarden, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Forsand Municipality travel guide.

Explore your travel options from Stavanger to Forsand Municipality with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Månafossen, Knudaheio, Varlivarden
Highlights from your plan
Varlivarden ©
Varlivarden
Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Kjerag ©
Kjerag

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Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 16th (Thu), look for gifts at Bergen Candle Workshop, savor a hot drink at Det Lille Kaffekompaniet, look for gifts at Julehuset, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then take in the exciting artwork at Bergen Art Museum - The Rasmus Meyer Collections, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen travel guide.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Forsand Municipality to Bergen. In March in Bergen, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Bergen

Nightlife Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
No Stress ©
No Stress
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
KODE Art Museums of Bergen ©
KODE Art Museums of Bergen

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Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olden Church, admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters, don't miss a visit to Fossevandring, then take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet, then take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord, and finally head outdoors with Active Geiranger. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Dalsnibba Mountain Plateau, then get all the equipment you need at eMobility Geiranger, then head outdoors with Storseterfossen, and finally examine the collection at Norsk Fjordsenter.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Geiranger travel guide.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bergen to Geiranger in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. In March in Geiranger, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vestvagoy.

Things to do in Geiranger

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
eMobility Geiranger ©
eMobility Geiranger
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters

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Vestvagoy, Norway

Vestvagoy ©
On the 19th (Sun), head off the coast to Lofoten Island, admire the majestic nature at Haukland Beach, then get interesting insight from Experience Lofoten Islands, and finally get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vestvagoy travel guide.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Geiranger to Vestvagoy takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Geiranger in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vestvagoy: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Vestvagoy

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lofoten Island
Highlights from your plan
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Experience Lofoten Islands ©
Experience Lofoten Islands

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Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
On the 20th (Mon), tour by night with Tromso Outdoor, take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, grab your flashlight and head to Arctic Experience Tromso, then get a taste of local nightlife at Arctic Explorers Tromso, then catch all the local highlights with Chasing Lights, and finally examine the collection at Tromso Lapland.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tromso travel guide.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vestvagoy to Tromso in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chasing Lights ©
Chasing Lights
Arctic Explorers Tromso ©
Arctic Explorers Tromso
Arctic Experience Tromso ©
Arctic Experience Tromso

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Ostensjovannet Lake, trek along Sognsvann Lake, and then hit the slopes at Oslo Vinterpark Tryvann. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), contemplate the waterfront views at Oslo Fjord, then look for gifts at SebastienBruno Frogner, then explore the engaging exhibits at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally savor the flavors at Vérité.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo travel guide.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tromso to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, night train, ferry, car, and bus. While traveling from Tromso, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Tryvann Ski Resort ©
Tryvann Ski Resort
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum Island and Potsdamer Platz. Shop till you drop at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus and bob – boxoffberlin. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum, look for gifts at Vielfach Berlin - Das Kreativkaufhaus -, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel guide.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Oslo to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Oslo in March; daily highs in Berlin reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Großer Tiergarten ©
Großer Tiergarten
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum in der Runden Ecke (Museum in the Round Corner), get engrossed in the history at Bach-Museum Leipzig, look for gifts at Leipzig, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, then stroll through Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig), and finally don't miss a visit to Panorama Tower - Plate of Art.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Leipzig travel guide.

You can take a train from Berlin to Leipzig in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Leipzig are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bach Museum ©
Bach Museum
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
Leipzig ©
Leipzig

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Palais Grosser Gartens, stop by Tradition & Form - Wendt und Kühn Fachhändler, get to know the fascinating history of Kunsthofpassage Dresden, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), then wander the streets of Neustadt, and finally take a memorable drive along Standseilbahn Dresden.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden travel guide.

Traveling by train from Leipzig to Dresden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)
Kunsthofpassage ©
Kunsthofpassage
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum ©
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): catch a live performance at The State Opera, take a memorable tour with White Umbrella Tours, catch a live performance at Municipal House, make a trip to Old Town (Stare Mesto), then look for gifts at Pernickuv Sen, and finally stroll through Prague Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vltava Beach, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, surround yourself with nature on Northern Hikes Tours, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Mala strana.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague travel guide.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dresden in March, you will find days in Prague are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, admire the natural beauty at Schoenbrunn Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum, then shop like a local with J. & L. Lobmeyr, and finally stop by Leschanz Wiener Schokolade Konig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, stop by Altmann & Kühne, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, then stop by Manner Shop, and finally see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vienna travel guide.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Graz, Austria

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Burgruine Gosting, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Eggenberg, look for gifts at Delikatessen-Frankowitsch, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, then examine the collection at Landeszeughaus, and finally make a trip to Hauptplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Riegersburg Castle, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Mariatrost Basilica, then enjoy breathtaking views from Uhrturm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grazer Schlossberg, and finally get your game on at Exit The Room - Graz.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Graz travel guide.

Getting from Vienna to Graz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April in Graz, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Salzburg.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Riegersburg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Eggenberg ©
Schloss Eggenberg
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Universalmuseum Joanneum ©
Universalmuseum Joanneum

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace and Gardens, browse the exhibits of Mozart-Wohnhaus, explore the world behind art at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then stop by Spirits Sporer, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bräustübl zu Mülln. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Alte fürst-erzbischöfliche Hofapotheke, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then admire the landmark architecture of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Salzburg, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg travel guide.

You can fly from Graz to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Zoo Salzburg
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

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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.
On the 5th (Wed), look for gifts at Schrannenhalle, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, then explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), then examine the collection at BMW Welt, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Munich travel guide.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Swiss National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get a taste of the local shopping with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), and finally examine the collection at Zurich Toy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Foundation E.G. Bührle.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel guide.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), examine the collection at Zentrum Paul Klee, then appreciate the history behind Barenpark, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Bern. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Einsteinhaus, stop by Detonation, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, then examine the collection at Museum für Kommunikation, then examine the collection at Bern Historical Museum, and finally head outdoors with Elfenau.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bern travel guide.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Bern are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Murren.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Natural History of Bern ©
Museum of Natural History of Bern
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Schweizerisches ©
Schweizerisches

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Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley waterfalls, then get great views at Schilthorn, and finally explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Aare Gorge, then see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Murren travel guide.

You can drive from Bern to Murren in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Parks Golf

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Lauterbrunnen, Meiringen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally see the sky in a new way at Sentier des Planetes. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, stop by Metzgerei Bayard, look for gifts at Laderach, then fly down the slopes at Summit Ski & Snowboard School, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mauritius Church, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zermatt travel guide.

Getting from Murren to Zermatt by train takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Chateau de Tourbillon, Chemin des Planetes
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Summit Ski & Snowboard School ©
Summit Ski & Snowboard School
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, wander the streets of Navigli District, then browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally stroll through Bagno Flamingo Beach 283. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Tea World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and finally stroll through Parco Sempione.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan travel guide.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Milan. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, Tea World, Bagno Flamingo Beach 283
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Parco Faunistico le Cornelle ©
Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, examine the collection at Saint Mark's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Doges' Palace, then explore the activities along Grand Canal, and finally look for gifts at Alberto Sarria Masks. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Beach, stop by I Tre Mercanti, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then stop by Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally look for gifts at F.G.B. di Bubacco Giorgio.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice travel guide.

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Blue Moon
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
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Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 18th (Tue), stop by Pepi Vintage Sunglasses, examine the collection at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, stop by Scaramanzia, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Elena, then look for gifts at Io sono La Chianina, and finally look for gifts at Fashion Victim Store. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Complesso Museale di Santa Chiara, take a stroll through Spaccanapoli, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, then stroll through Lido Onde Blu, and finally look for gifts at Salumeria Rafele o' Lattaro.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Naples travel guide.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Naples takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Naples are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lido Onde Blu
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Io sono La Chianina ©
Io sono La Chianina
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Azienda Vinicola Sorrentino, stop by Mida sport, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lungomare di Castellammare di Stabia, then delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, then look for gifts at L'Arte dei Vini, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pompeii travel guide.

Pompeii is just a short distance from Naples. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sorrentino Vini, Lungomare di Castellammare di Stabia
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Mida sport ©
Mida sport

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take a stroll through Trastevere, then stop by Officine Creative Roma, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at MOAI Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at St. Peter's Basilica, then browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, then enjoy the sea views from Passeggiata di Gianicolo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at V Lounge Beach Club.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel guide.

You can take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Moai Beach
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, look for gifts at Janniderma, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then stop by Scrivimi, then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at L'Arte dei Ciompi, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, and finally stop by Florence Shop 4 It.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel guide.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take a stroll through Navigli District, get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally kick back and relax at Bagno Flamingo Beach 283. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Tea World, then meet the residents at Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and finally look for gifts at REDROOM.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan travel guide.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, Tea World, Bagno Flamingo Beach 283
Highlights from your plan
Parco Faunistico le Cornelle ©
Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Chocolaterie de Monaco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, look for gifts at Marché de la Condamine, examine the collection at Museum of Antique Automobiles, then admire the striking features of Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince), and finally admire the natural beauty at Exotic Garden (Jardin Exotique).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville travel guide.

Drive from Milan to Monaco-Ville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Castle Hill, wander the streets of Old Town (Vieille Ville), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, then look for gifts at Marche a la Brocante, and finally stop by Molinard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Palais Lascaris, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, examine the collection at Musée Matisse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then look for gifts at Chocolatier Lacroix, and finally look for gifts at Griffolies.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nice travel guide.

Nice is just a short distance from Monaco-Ville. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet, look for gifts at ceneri, and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at 1862 Wines & Spirits, stop by Maison Laduree, stop by Cave Riviera Cannes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Martinez, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Juan les Pins Main Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cannes travel guide.

Cannes is very close to Nice. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Juan les Pins Main Beach
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
1862 Wines & Spirits ©
1862 Wines & Spirits

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, take an in-depth tour of Maison Tavel, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, look for gifts at Auer Chocolatier, then look for gifts at Franz Carl Weber, and finally explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel guide.

Getting from Cannes to Geneva by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs, examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then stroll through Paris Plage, then wander the streets of Le Marais, and finally shop like a local with Shopping in Glam Paris.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel guide.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping Museums Parks
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): browse the exhibits of The Royal Chapel, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles, and then look for gifts at Aux Caves des Deux Portes.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Versailles travel guide.

Versailles is just a stone's throw from Paris. In May, daytime highs in Versailles are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Royal Chapel ©
The Royal Chapel
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Aux Caves des Deux Portes ©
Aux Caves des Deux Portes