27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly:  14​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
Vannes, France
— 2 nights
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Colombo, Sri Lanka

2
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Het Twiske. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of De Negen Straatjes, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka to Amsterdam is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Colombo in March, expect Amsterdam to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
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Rijksmuseum
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Van Gogh Museum

2
days
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.
On the 17th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and then admire the striking features of Sacre Coeur Cathedral.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vannes.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay
Sacre Coeur Cathedral ©
Sacre Coeur Cathedral

2
days
Vannes, France

Vannes ©
Founded over 2,000 years ago, Vannes is a vacation harbor town with beaches, shopping, museums, and gardens, as well as interesting medieval city gates and timber-framed houses scattered throughout its Old Town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Plage de la Mine d'Or and then admire the natural beauty at Des Heures Dehors. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Carnac stones, then look for gifts at KERJEANNE - Workshop Patisserie Bretonne, then look for gifts at Magadur Patrick, and finally take in the waterfront at Port De St Goustan.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Vannes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Vannes can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Marseille.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Magadur Patrick, Port De St Goustan, Des Heures Dehors, Plage de la Mine d'Or, Carnac stones
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Plage de la Mine d'Or ©
Plage de la Mine d'Or
Carnac stones ©
Carnac stones
Port De St Goustan ©
Port De St Goustan

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at 72% pétanque - Philippe Chailloux, look for gifts at Trois Fenêtres, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take a stroll through Old Port, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Vannes to Marseille in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vannes in March: highs in Marseille hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Old Port
Old Port

5
days
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.
La Croisette and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Vieille Ville and St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Lérins Islands (in Cannes), AMC Event - Day Tours (in Saint-Raphael) and Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at La Recreation Champetre, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and get to know the fascinating history of Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence.

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Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence, AMC Event - Day Tours, La Recreation Champetre
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Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

4
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Pietro and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Via Condotti.

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Getting from Nice to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

3
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Santa Brigida to see Castello del Trebbio about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Parco Chico Mendes, kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and look for gifts at QUOIO By Rough Florence.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

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Castello del Trebbio, Parco Chico Mendes
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
days
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Museum-lovers will get to explore Porta della Carta and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
days
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Katzensee, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthaus, and finally take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

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Getting from Venice to Zurich by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in April, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)
Kunsthaus ©
Kunsthaus

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