30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kandersteg, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Tilburg, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Antequera, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 15​min
10
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom


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3
nights
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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Palace of Versailles and Île de la Cité will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris route planning site .

Bristol, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Head to Aure du Commun and Au Fin Gousierfor plenty of shopping. Visit Omaha Beach and Urville Nacqueville Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail), Cap Levi (in Fermanville) and Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and stop by Fantastic Attic.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux road trip website .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Urville Nacqueville Beach, Le Havre de Portbail, Pointe du Hoc, Cap Levi, Omaha Beach
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Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris. Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Rue d'Antibes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, Marche Forville, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin, make a trip to Eglise, look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nice sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Nice by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in May, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Eglise
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Forte di Bard. Escape the urban bustle at Valle Argentera and Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand. Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Barale Fratelli (in Barolo) and Casa Ronsil Wine (in Chiomonte). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Superga.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turin holiday planner.

You can drive from Nice to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in May: high temperatures in Turin hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kandersteg.

Things to do in Turin

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Barale Fratelli, Basilica of Superga, Casa Ronsil Wine, Valle Argentera, Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

1
night
Kandersteg, Switzerland

Kandersteg
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kandersteg trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Turin to Kandersteg takes 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Tilburg on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Kandersteg

Outdoors Parks Tours
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2
nights
Tilburg, The Netherlands

Tilburg ©
The industrial revolution transformed the town of Tilburg from a small village to one of the largest towns in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Efteling.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tilburg trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kandersteg to Tilburg. In May, daytime highs in Tilburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Antequera.

Things to do in Tilburg

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Efteling
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Efteling ©
Efteling

3
nights
Antequera, Spain

Antequera ©
On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and then see the sights as you ascend with SierrAventura Ronda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Antequera road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tilburg to Antequera. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tilburg in May, with highs in Antequera at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Antequera

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronda, Sierra De Las Nieves
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El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Delta del Llobregat. Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stop by El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Palau Guell.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Antequera to Barcelona by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Antequera in May, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Gandia and then steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral and then get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect nights in Valencia to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playa Gandia
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Playa Gandia ©
Playa Gandia
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

3
nights
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Rock of Gibraltar and The Great Siege Tunnels. Attractions like Catalan Bay and Rosia Bay make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of St. Michael's Cave, stroll through Upper Rock Nature Reserve, head outdoors with Mediterranean Steps, and enjoy the sea views from Europa Point.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gibraltar road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Valencia to Gibraltar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valencia in May: highs in Gibraltar hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
The Great Siege Tunnels ©
The Great Siege Tunnels

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