24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
7
Bandol, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kapali Carsi. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bentler Tabiat Parki, take a stroll through Ortakoy, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from Mali, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Istanbul are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Kids will appreciate attractions like Trevi Fountain and Catacombe di San Callisto. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Rome to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get in touch with nature at Prague for Two and Kunraticky Forest. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lobkowicz Palace and Jewish Museum in Prague. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate the long history of Prasna brana, look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Channel, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Prague itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get in touch with nature at Langholmen and Stockholm Old Town. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Skansen, appreciate the history behind Gustav II Adolfs Statue, take a memorable tour with The Green Trails, and admire the striking features of Drottningholm Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip maker site .

You can fly from Prague to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Prague in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Stockholm. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris route planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in May, Paris is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Bandol.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

2
nights
Bandol, France

Bandol is a commune in Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Sentier Littoral, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Le Marche de Bandol, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at L'Avenue 83, head off the coast to Ile de Bendor, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Renecros.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bandol trip maker .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bandol takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Bandol reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Bandol

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

L'Avenue 83
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de  Renecros ©
Plage de Renecros
L'Avenue 83 ©
L'Avenue 83

2
nights
La Croix-Valmer, France

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Musee des Automates, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud, and finally hunt for treasures at Street Market of Cogolin. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vergeron, then look for gifts at L'Atelier Provencal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Marines.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the La Croix-Valmer trip site .

Drive from Bandol to La Croix-Valmer in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cogolin, Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, Musee des Automates, Domaine Sainte Marie, Chateau de Grimaud
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage des Marines ©
Plage des Marines

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nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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 5th (Fri), browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville, stop by Les Caprices de Marilyn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage, and finally wander the streets of La Croisette. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Place Massena.

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Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from La Croix-Valmer, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannes, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nice, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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