12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Alba, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antibes, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly

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Alba, Italy — 4 nights

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alba: Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino), Zoom Torino (in Cumiana) and Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio (in Piossasco). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Langhe landscapes, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, and do a tasting at Cantina Mauro Sebaste.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alba tour planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Alba is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Alba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Antibes.
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Antibes, France — 4 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Antibes side-trips: TakSea (in Saint-Raphael), Aqualand Frejus (in Frejus) and La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer). There's much more to do: take a stroll through La Croisette, visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue d'Antibes, and make a trip to Galerie Lifetime Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Antibes trip planner.

Getting from Alba to Antibes by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Alba in August, Antibes is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Como.
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Como, Italy — 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio), La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero benedettino di San Giacomo.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Como trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antibes to Como takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Antibes in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Como. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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