21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Gordes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Charlotte, United States

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Norsk Folkemuseum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fram Museum and National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, view the masterpieces at Galleri Fineart, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Oslo sightseeing planner .

Charlotte, USA to Oslo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Oslo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect Oslo to be cooler, temps between 67°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Venture out of the city with trips to Passeggiata lungo la restera (in Treviso) and Piazza dei Signori (in Padua). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, head off the coast to Lido, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning site .

You can fly from Oslo to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oslo in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Passeggiata lungo la restera, Piazza dei Signori
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Te and La Macchina del Tempo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica San Vitale and Rotonda di San Lorenzo. Step out of Bologna to go to Modena and see Duomo di Modena, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, get lost in a book at Archiginnasio di Bologna, and steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mantua, Basilica San Vitale, Duomo di Modena
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Rotonda di San Lorenzo ©
Rotonda di San Lorenzo

2
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.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo di Antichita. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo di Anatomia Umana, take a memorable drive along Colline di Torino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, and finally shop like a local with Elena Salamon Arte Moderna.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bologna to Turin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bologna in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Turin, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gordes.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Museo del Carcere Le Nuove ©
Museo del Carcere Le Nuove
Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti ©
Museo di Anatomia Umana ©
Museo di Anatomia Umana

3
nights
Gordes, France

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Head to Tapiezo and Il Etait Une Flammefor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le Sentier des Ocres and Village des Bories. Get out of town with these interesting Gordes side-trips: Ventoux Aventure (in Mormoiron), Avignon (Palais des Papes, Pont d'Avignon, & more) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, explore the striking landscape at Gorges de la Nesque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Michel, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Verre et du Vitrail.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gordes vacation planning tool .

Getting from Turin to Gordes by car takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Turin in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gordes: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Avignon, Ventoux Aventure, Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, Distillerie A. Blachere, Gorges de la Nesque
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Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Cabasson. Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and Eglise Saint Louis. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf) and Sainte-Maxime (Pointe des Sardinaux & Plage de la Nartelle). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de L'Argentiere, don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Sainte Roseline.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hyeres trip maker site .

You can drive from Gordes to Hyeres in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Sainte-Maxime, Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, La Croix radieuse Du Point Sublime du Faron, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Pointe des Sardinaux ©
Pointe des Sardinaux
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

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