12 days in Western Europe & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

12 days in Western Europe & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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12 days in Western Europe & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Cap d'Ail, France
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
Nice, France
— 1 night
4
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Cap d'Ail.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

1
day
Cap d'Ail, France

Cap d'Ail ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Villa Grecque Kerylos and then explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cap d'Ail trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barcelona to Cap d'Ail. July in Cap d'Ail sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nice.

Things to do in Cap d'Ail

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nice online driving holiday planner .

Nice is just a short distance from Cap d'Ail. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Saint-Paul de Vence
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Exotic Garden (Jardin Exotique).

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo visit planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In July, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan itinerary planner .

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Milan, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

1
night
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 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally explore the activities along Seine River.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Milan in July, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Nature
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

3
nights
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.
Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London tour planning app .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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