13 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Train
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Menton, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asti, Italy
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of Westminster.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read London attractions site.

Glasgow to London is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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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.
On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, then see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and then explore the world behind art at Petit Palais. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, see Off-Road Tours, then wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll explore and learn at Museum Rosengart Collection and Bourbaki Panorama. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glasi Hergiswil and Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten). Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Zoological Museum & Niederdorf). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lucerne online travel route planner.

Fly from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Lucerne is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll around Le Jardin Albert 1er, then kick back and relax at Blue Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascade de Gairaut, then walk around Parc du Mont Boron, and then don't miss a visit to Place Ile-de-Beaute.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nice tour planner.

Fly from Lucerne to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Menton.
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Menton, France — 2 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
On the 11th (Sun), play a few rounds at Monte-Carlo Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, then explore the world behind art at Musee du Bastion, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Menton tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Menton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Menton sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Asti.
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Asti, Italy — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Cantina di Nizza, do a tasting at L' ARMANGIA AZ. AGR. / WINE CELLAR, and then examine the collection at Fondazione Cesare Pavese. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Arazzeria Scassa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Battistero di San Pietro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiata di San Secondo.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Asti journey maker.

Traveling by car from Menton to Asti takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Menton in December, expect Asti to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
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