12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
5
Varenna, Italy
— 6 nights
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
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 18th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Marseille Provence Airport, Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. In August, daytime highs in Marseille are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Saint-Tropez on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
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 19th (Wed): fly like a bird with Marine Air Sport, take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Marine Air Sport ©
Marine Air Sport
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Saint-Tropez, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Grimaldi Statue, explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, then make a trip to Place du Palais, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, shop like a local with Chocolaterie de Monaco, take in nature's colorful creations at Princess Grace Botanical Garden, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then make a trip to The Palace Guards, and finally don't miss a visit to Apotheosa Monaca.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville day trip site.

Monaco-Ville is very close to Nice. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Place du Palais ©
Place du Palais
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee

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Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Family-friendly places like Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde and Spiaggia Tranquilla will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Como Lake Paragliding (in Gera Lario), Fly Emotion (in Albaredo per San Marco) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, explore the activities along Lago di Como, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, and go for a walk through Green Way dei Patriarchi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Varenna day trip planner.

Getting from Monaco-Ville to Varenna by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Monaco-Ville in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Varenna, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Bellagio, Castello di Vezio, Lago di Como, Orrido di Bellano
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde ©
Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde
Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station and then take a memorable tour with Paragliding Luzern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, view the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Luzern, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne route maker tool.

Drive from Varenna to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Varenna in August, things will get a bit cooler in Lucerne: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Tours
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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