56 days in Canada, Europe & Africa Itinerary

56 days in Canada, Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
4
Amesbury, United Kingdom
— 1 night
5
St Lucia, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
9
Rapperswil, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Poschiavo, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 1 night
12
Nice, France
— 4 nights
13
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
14
Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
15
Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
16
Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Saint-Malo, France
— 3 nights
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Versailles, France
— 4 nights
19
Paris, France
— 4 nights
20
Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Anthropology and Britannia Mine Museum. Granville Island and Granville Island Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park, and admire the striking features of Bloedel Conservatory.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planner.

Leogang, Austria to Vancouver is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Leogang to Vancouver is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Leogang in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vancouver, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Britannia Mine Museum, Lighthouse Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Get in touch with nature at Great Orme and Angel Bay. Home Front Museum and Emmanuel Christian Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Church and steep yourself in history at The Summit Complex.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Llandudno trip planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Llandudno in 14.5 hours. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Llandudno due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Conwy.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Saint Tudnos Church ©
Saint Tudnos Church
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Home Front Museum ©
Home Front Museum

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Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plas Mawr and Conwy Castle. Caernarfon Castle and Aberconwy House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Conwy: Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and National Slate Museum (in Llanberis). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, see the interesting displays at Conwy Mussels Co., don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls, and look for gifts at Conwy Art & Craft.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Conwy trip planning tool.

Conwy is just a stone's throw from Llandudno. In November, daytime highs in Conwy are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amesbury.

Things to do in Conwy

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Caernarfon Castle, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, National Slate Museum, Fairy Falls Waterfall
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
National Slate Museum ©
National Slate Museum

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Amesbury, United Kingdom

Amesbury ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ludgershall Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Figsbury Ring, thenidentify plant and animal life at Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, thendon't miss a visit to Stonehenge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Stonehenge public footpath.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amesbury trip planner.

Traveling by car from Conwy to Amesbury takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ludgershall Castle, Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, Figsbury Ring
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Figsbury Ring ©
Figsbury Ring
Ludgershall Castle ©
Ludgershall Castle

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St Lucia, South Africa

St Lucia ©
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Mtuba Mall, thenstroll through Crocodile Centre St Lucia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St Lucia itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amesbury to St Lucia. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amesbury to St Lucia due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mtuba Mall
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Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary
Crocodile Centre St Lucia ©
Crocodile Centre St Lucia
Mtuba Mall ©
Mtuba Mall

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Appreciate the collections at Grindelwald Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen. Get in touch with nature at Aletsch Glacier and The Eiger. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, and take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from St Lucia to Grindelwald with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St Lucia to Grindelwald due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of Bern and Zahringerbrunnen. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Klingendes Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, ponder the design of Simsonbrunnen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bern online vacation maker.

Drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
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Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Town Hall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Bourbaki Panorama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Biosphaere Entlebuch (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rapperswil.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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Rapperswil, Switzerland

Rapperswil ©
Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Kloster Einsiedeln, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, thenget engrossed in the history at Elsener Messerschmied AG, thenexamine the collection at Stadtmuseum Rapperswil-Jona, and finally contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rapperswil trip website.

Rapperswil is very close to Zurich. In November in Rapperswil, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Poschiavo.

Things to do in Rapperswil

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kloster Einsiedeln
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
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Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden ©
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
Kloster Einsiedeln ©
Kloster Einsiedeln
Schloss Rapperswil ©
Schloss Rapperswil

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Poschiavo, Switzerland

Poschiavo ©
Poschiavo is a municipality in the Bernina Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryPoschiavo is first mentioned in 824 as in Postclave though this comes from a later copy of the original document.. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Alp Grum and then explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Poschiavo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Rapperswil to Poschiavo by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Brno.

Things to do in Poschiavo

Parks Nature
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Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Alp Grum ©
Alp Grum

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Brno, Czech Republic

Brno ©
A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
On the 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Spilberk Castle, explore the galleries of Villa Tugendhat, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brno trip planner.

Drive from Poschiavo to Brno in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Brno can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
Spilberk Castle ©
Spilberk Castle
Villa Tugendhat ©
Villa Tugendhat

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Matisse. Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: St-Paul-de-Vence (La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul & Saint-Paul de Vence). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice vacation planning website.

Getting from Brno to Nice by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brno in November, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Calanques and Circuits Marcel Pagnol. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Saint Victor. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille, trek along Sentier Pedestre de l’Huveaune, and admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marseille travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Marseille when traveling from Nice in December, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques

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Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, thenexamine the collection at Emoz, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museo de Ciencias Naturales.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Zaragoza trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Marseille to Zaragoza in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in December, expect nights in Zaragoza to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums
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Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Emoz ©
Emoz

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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): learn about all things military at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Castillo, thenponder the world of politics at Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Pamplona, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de Pamplona.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamplona day trip tool.

Getting from Zaragoza to Pamplona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral de Pamplona ©
Catedral de Pamplona
Plaza de Toros de Pamplona ©
Plaza de Toros de Pamplona
Ayuntamiento de Pamplona ©
Ayuntamiento de Pamplona

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Andre Cathedral and La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux. Venture out of the city with trips to Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Louis des Chartrons, explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, and explore the galleries of La Cite du Vin.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pamplona to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Bordeaux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, La Grande Dune du Pilat
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La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

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Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Appreciate the collections at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches and Galerie Les Artistes Et la Mer. Popular historic sites such as Mont Saint-Michel and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Malo side-trips: Mont Saint-Michel Bay (in Mont-Saint-Michel), les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye) and Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours (in Le Val-Saint-Pere). Next up on the itinerary: trek along GR 34, kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon, steep yourself in history at Musee Jacques Cartier, and make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Malo online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Saint-Malo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, les etangs du val de See, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches ©
Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches

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Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Get outdoors at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and L'Orangerie. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Grand Canal. Change things up with a short trip to Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, steep yourself in history at Ancien Hopital Royal, make a trip to Hotel de Ville, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mark's Church Versailles.

Plan my trip to Versailles with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Versailles by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Saint-Malo in December, with highs in Versailles at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Fondation Claude Monet
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The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and make a trip to Palais de Justice de Paris.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Versailles to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Paris

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

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen are in your itinerary. Visiting Minnewater Lake and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Ghent side-trips: Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum & Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent travel planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Ghent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Ghent are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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