24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
Fly
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Train to St Raphael Valescure, Bus to Saint-Tropez
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Biarritz, Bus to San Sebastian - Donostia
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then look for gifts at Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Gornergrat, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally tour in style with a train tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 23rd (Tue), walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Weight of Oneself Sculpture.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Lyon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Lyon in May, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 3 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Tropez: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Domaine du Rayol (in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, examine the collection at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud, and explore the world behind art at Le musée de l’Annonciade.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 3 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Sebastian - Donostia: Bilbao (Casco Viejo, Room Escape Games, &more). On the 29th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 30th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Saint-Tropez to San Sebastian - Donostia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in May, you will find days in San Sebastian - Donostia are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and stop by Livraria Lello.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Porto online trip builder.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 4th (Sun), stroll around Parque del Retiro, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Sol. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Porto in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder app.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Spain travel guide

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A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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