31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bourges, France
— 4 nights
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 day
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Nimes, France
— 1 night
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La Ciotat, France
— 3 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 1 day
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris online travel route planner.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. April in Paris sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bourges.
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Bourges, France — 4 nights

Gem of the Lorraine Valley

For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (in Chaumont-sur-Loire), Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny) and Musee des Fours Banaux (in Vierzon). Spend the 24th (Mon) in the animal kingdom at ZooParc de Beauval. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale De Bourges, make a trip to Le Jardin de l'Archeveche, admire the striking features of Palais Jacques-Coeur, and examine the collection at Musee du Materiel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bourges trip builder website.

Getting from Paris to Bourges by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Bourges sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Clermont-Ferrand.
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Clermont-Ferrand, France — 1 day

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Puy-de-Dome Volcano.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Clermont-Ferrand online itinerary planner.

Drive from Bourges to Clermont-Ferrand in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Clermont-Ferrand sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nimes.
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Nimes, France — 1 night

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Magne, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, then contemplate the long history of Temple de Diane, and finally examine the collection at Haribo Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nimes trip planning tool.

Drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Nimes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nimes when traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in April, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to La Ciotat.
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La Ciotat, France — 3 nights

La Ciotat is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): walk around Parc du Mugel, try your luck at Casino Pleinair, then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sentier Littoral, head off the coast to Ile des Embiez, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rade de Toulon, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our La Ciotat trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Nimes to La Ciotat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in La Ciotat, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, visit Cours Mirabeau, then steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and finally steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from La Ciotat to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lyon tour site.

Fly from Aix-en-Provence to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Lyon are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 1 day

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Lausanne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 7 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Jesuitenkirche, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, get great views at Harderkulm, identify plant and animal life at Schynige Platte Botanical Alpine Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip builder.

You can drive from Lausanne to Interlaken in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sebastian Chapel, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip website.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary and then go for a walk through Old Town.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munich driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Colmar (Old Town & Musée d'Unterlinden) and Cave du Roi Dagobert (in Traenheim). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, stop by La Petite France, and admire the landmark architecture of Place Kleber.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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