17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dordrecht, Holland
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Beaune, France
— 1 night
train:  5​h 45​min
2
Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
5
Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Dordrecht, Holland

1
night
Beaune, France

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a splash at Beaune Cote Plage.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beaune journey planning site .

Dordrecht, Holland to Beaune is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Dordrecht, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Beaune, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Beaune

Theme Parks
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Beaune Cote Plage ©
Beaune Cote Plage

1
night
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center route planning website .

Getting from Beaune to Carcassonne Center by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

O'Vineyards
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

3
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 18th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona visit planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Vieille Ville de Gordes. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon road trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Avignon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, Avignon is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Turin.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Vieille Ville de Gordes, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
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Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

4
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ricetto di Candelo and Santuario di Oropa. Get some cultural insight at Castello di Issogne and Castello di Verres. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Castello Reale di Sarre (in Sarre) and Aosta (Criptoportico Forense & Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, take a stroll through Via Roma, examine the collection at J Museum - Museo Della Juventus, and get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Turin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Aosta, Ricetto di Candelo, Castello Reale di Sarre, Castello di Verres, Castello di Issogne
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Ricetto di Candelo ©
Ricetto di Candelo
Santuario di Oropa ©
Santuario di Oropa
Castello di Issogne ©
Castello di Issogne

few
hours
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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro and then shop like a local with Brera District.

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You can take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Brera District ©
Brera District
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Munot for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seebad Eich and Klingnauer Stausee. Venture out of the city with trips to Swiss Science Center Technorama (in Winterthur) and Natur- und Tierpark Goldau (in Goldau). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Zurich is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seebad Eich, Munot, Klingnauer Stausee, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Munot ©
Munot
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich

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night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 30th (Mon), wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip maker site .

Getting from Zurich to Heidelberg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Holiday Park GmbH
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Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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