31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
7
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Antibes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Riga, Latvia

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bernina Express as well as Rhine Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lion Monument, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and take in panoramic vistas at Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker tool .

Riga, Latvia to Zurich is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls, Bernina Express
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clock Tower - Zytglogge as well as UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bern trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Zermatt on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Bern

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Harderkulm, Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Matterhorn Ski Paradise has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then grab a seat and go on Gornergrat.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge

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nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Palais des Nations, Genève has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

Before you visit Geneva, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In August in Geneva, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

2
nights
Avignon, France

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings as well as Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip maker app .

You can take a train from Geneva to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Avignon is a bit warmer than Geneva - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national des Calanques.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Marseille sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Museums
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
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've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nice online visit planner .

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in August, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). You'll set off for Antibes on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
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.
Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, don't miss a visit to Le Monastere Fortifie, and wander the streets of La Croisette.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Antibes travel site .

Antibes is very close to Nice. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off toMonte-Carlo.

Things to do in Antibes

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cannes
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 22nd (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo travel planner .

Getting from Antibes to Monte-Carlo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Prince's Palace, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spianata Castelletto, Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Cinque Terre Trails. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): wander the streets of Boccadasse. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails, then take a stroll around Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Genoa trip builder .

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Genoa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Genoa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cinque Terre
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Como Adventures, Como-Brunate funicular and Villa Carlotta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Varenna (Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi & Villa Monastero) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Milan day trip website .

You can take a train from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Milan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Como, Varenna, Tremezzina
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

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