60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Drive
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lille, France
— 2 nights
Train
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Saint-Malo, France
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Chalons-en-Champagne, France
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
Drive
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riquewihr, France
Drive to Strasbourg Airport, Fly to Peretola Airport
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence, France
Fly
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Bordeaux, France
Drive
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
Drive
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Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Auckland International Airport

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker.

Auckland, New Zealand to Amsterdam is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by Patershol, get to know the resident critters at ZOO Planckendael, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Chateau de la Hulpe, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On your second day here, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, make a trip to The Markt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip planning tool.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lille.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Lille, France

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 27th (Thu), admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, and then explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee Hospice Comtesse, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette.

Plan a Lille trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bruges to Lille in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, and finally admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip website.

Getting from Lille to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lille in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Saint-Malo, France

— 3 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilique St-Sauveur. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Samson, then don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Saint-Malo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Saint-Malo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Chalons-en-Champagne, France

— 2 nights
Châlons-en-Champagne is a city in France. On the 3rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-en-Vaux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Etienne de Chalons, brush up on your military savvy at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, then contemplate the long history of Douaumont Ossuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Douaumont.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chalons-en-Champagne online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Chalons-en-Champagne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Annecy, France

— 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pont des Amours, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye d'Hautecombe.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Annecy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chalons-en-Champagne to Annecy takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Annecy are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, and then get great views at Aiguille du Midi. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Crystal Museum and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix online day trip planner.

You can drive from Annecy to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Musee Ariana, examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, then take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip maker tool.

You can drive from Chamonix to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 12th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, then don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Interlaken holiday maker tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to La Spezia.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

La Spezia, Italy

— 1 night
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 14th (Mon), stroll through Cinque Terre Trails, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and then hike along Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read La Spezia day trip website.

You can drive from Interlaken to La Spezia in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in August: high temperatures in La Spezia hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Garda.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Garda, Italy

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Wed), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountbaldo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, and then make a trip to Strada della Forra.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Garda holiday planning website.

Getting from La Spezia to Garda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Garda

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Garda to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Verona, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Arche Scaligere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona, kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Verona trip builder tool.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Pavia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Ducale. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

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

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Como, Italy

— 2 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 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Villa Olmo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello and then get a taste of local nightlife at Le Serenelle.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Como day trip planning site.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Como

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso and then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Lido di Lugano, then explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Bellinzone, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano road trip planner.

Lugano is just a stone's throw from Como. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in August, things will get a bit cooler in Lucerne: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Colmar, France

— 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then contemplate the long history of Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Grand-Rue.

Find out how to plan Colmar trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Lucerne to Colmar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Colmar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Riquewihr.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Riquewihr, France

Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. On the 31st (Thu), learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Georges, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Volerie des Aigles.

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Riquewihr is just a stone's throw from Colmar. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

Make your Florence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Riquewihr to Florence with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Riquewihr in August; daily highs in Florence reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Montpellier, France

— 2 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a tour by water with Catamaran Le Providence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons, then catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes, and finally explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Maison Noilly Prat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Valmagne, then walk around Museum-Park Dinosaur and the man s evolution, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Maguelone.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Montpellier attractions planner.

Fly from Florence to Montpellier in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, indulge your taste buds at Chateau La Coste en Provence, then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through The Panier and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, France

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then go for a walk through St. Tropez Harbor. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage de l'Escalet, then stop by Port Grimaud, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
On the 9th (Sat), kick back and relax at Castel Plage, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nice road trip tool.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in September: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Nice

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Beaches

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 1 night
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Palace Guards, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville attractions planner.

Monaco-Ville is just a stone's throw from Nice. In September, daytime highs in Monaco-Ville are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, France

— 3 nights

Festival City

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.
On the 12th (Tue), take a stroll through La Croisette and then wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lérins Islands.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cannes driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Monaco-Ville to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence, France

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then see the interesting displays at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence road trip tool.

You can drive from Cannes to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums

Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux planner.

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Bordeaux in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in September since evenings lows in Bordeaux dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Toulouse on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Nightlife

Toulouse, France

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Toulouse tour planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Toulouse

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich visit planner.

You can fly from Toulouse to Zurich in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Toulouse in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Neuhausen am Rheinfall.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks
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Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a small municipality best known as home to Rhine Falls, a tourist attraction and Europe's largest waterfall.
To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Neuhausen am Rheinfall trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Zurich to Neuhausen am Rheinfall in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Neuhausen am Rheinfall

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips