12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Nice, France
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
4
Nice, France
— 1 night
fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— Few hours
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sainte-Chapelle, The Paris Catacombs and Palace of Versailles. Popular historic sites such as Arc de Triomphe and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Orsay and The Trianons & The Hamlet. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and stop by Île de la Cité.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Paris at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

few
hours
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.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nice vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 71°F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salle des Etoiles as well as Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally enjoy some music at Salle des Etoiles.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo online vacation planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Prince's Palace
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Casino Square ©
Casino Square
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo

1
night
Nice, France

Nice
To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nice attractions site.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Parks
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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Passeig de Gracia and La Basilica Galeria. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de La Barceloneta and Playa de Sant Miquel. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, visit El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. You will leave for Madrid on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sambhad Cafe Cocteleria, Iglesia de San Andres, Casa de la Panaderia, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Paseo de la Castellana. Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, wander the streets of La Latina, get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip builder.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Madrid hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

few
hours
Paris, France

Paris
To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in August; daily highs in Paris reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. You will leave for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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