21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Train:  14​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chalons-en-Champagne, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  6​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Praiano, Italy
— 4 nights
Taxi + Subway:  1​h 30​min
8
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), make a trip to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

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Vancouver, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Brussels. Expect little chillier evenings in Brussels when traveling from Vancouver in May, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Chalons-en-Champagne, France

Chalons-en-Champagne ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Epernay (Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, Mercier, & more) and Nigloland (in Dolancourt).

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chalons-en-Champagne tour planner.

You can drive from Paris to Chalons-en-Champagne in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Chalons-en-Champagne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Epernay, Nigloland
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Nigloland ©
Nigloland
Avenue de Champagne ©
Avenue de Champagne
Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars ©
Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Prieure de Cayac, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chalons-en-Champagne to Bordeaux. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chalons-en-Champagne in May since evenings lows in Bordeaux dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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La Cite du Vin
La Cite du Vin
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

2
nights
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 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national des Calanques, walk around Le Palais de Justice, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port and then see the interesting displays at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner .

Fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Museums
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence visit website .

Getting from Marseille to Florence by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Praiano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
nights
Praiano, Italy

Praiano ©
Explore Praiano's surroundings by going to Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Wine Tours & Tastings).

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Praiano trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Florence to Praiano takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Praiano, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Praiano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Positano
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

1
night
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 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and subway from Praiano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites
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Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried

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