7 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 1 night
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Fontvieille, Monaco
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Eze, France
— 1 night
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Ventimiglia, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Lope de Vega Museum, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid road trip website.

Paris, France to Madrid is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne day trip planning website.

Fly from Madrid to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip builder tool.

Fly from Carcassonne to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 1 night

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 20th (Tue), stop by Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes online attractions planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cannes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll set off for Fontvieille on the 21st (Wed).
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Fontvieille, Monaco

Fontvieille is the southernmost ward in the Principality of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fontvieille road trip planning website.

Drive from Cannes to Fontvieille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Fontvieille are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Eze.
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Eze, France — 1 night

Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eze road trip planning app.

Eze is just a stone's throw from Fontvieille. December in Eze sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for Ventimiglia on the 22nd (Thu).
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Ventimiglia, Italy

Ventimiglia is a city, comune (municipality) and bishopric in Liguria, northern Italy, in the province of Imperia. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiostro di Sant'Agostino, then stop by Frantoio da Olive Gaziello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio dei Neri, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico Girolamo Rossi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Ventimiglia trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Eze to Ventimiglia in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ventimiglia can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 23rd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, look for gifts at Fragio Gioielli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan travel planner.

Drive from Ventimiglia to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Ventimiglia in December, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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