18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly
5
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Paris, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Saint-Tropez, France

— 2 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. On the 22nd (Fri), stop by Rondini, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, then get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and finally learn about all things military at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Place des Lices Market, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Regard, and finally go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Saint-Tropez in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Cannes, France

— 2 nights

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 24th (Sun), pick up some local products at Marche Forville, then stop by Le Suquet, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue d'Antibes. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Juan les Pins Main Beach, and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for slightly colder days in Cannes, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Nice, France

— 1 night

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 26th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Avenue Jean Medecin, then kick back and relax at Castel Plage, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice visit app.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in July, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Naples.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Naples, Italy

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then savor the flavors at Adolfo Scotto di Luzio Private Driver, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naples online journey planner.

You can fly from Nice to Naples in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Naples, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Capri, Italy

— 1 night
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the activities along Marina Piccola, look for gifts at Eco Capri, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, cruise along Via Krupp, then take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Grande Public Beach.

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

Ride a ferry from Naples to Capri in 1.5 hours. In July in Capri, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 29th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fornillo, then stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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 31st (Sun), see La Casa Maledetta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then examine the collection at Civic Archaeological Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Positano to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Positano in July since evenings lows in Milan dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visit Seebad Eich and Ufschotti Park for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Rigi. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and stroll through Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne tour planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.