8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
car:  7 h 30 min
1
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Castellane, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Canazei, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
5
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  6 h 45 min
End: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

1
night
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, thentake in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, thencontemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Maison de la Chevalerie- La Cite.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip itinerary tool.

Portsmouth, UK to Carcassonne is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portsmouth to Carcassonne. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portsmouth in May: highs in Carcassonne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Eglise St. Vincent ©
Eglise St. Vincent
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Carcassonne Cathedral ©
Carcassonne Cathedral

3
nights
Castellane, France

Castellane ©
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Step out of the city life by going to Climbing Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Visit La Citadelle d'Entrevaux and Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Castellane side-trips: Golf du Chateau de Taulane (in La Martre) and Bargeme (Village de Bargeme & Castle Bargeme). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, snap pictures at Pont du Roc, and see the interesting displays at Maison Nature & Patrimoines.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Castellane trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Castellane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carcassonne in May: highs in Castellane hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bargeme, Entrevaux, Golf du Chateau de Taulane
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La Citadelle d'Entrevaux ©
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux
Climbing Tours
Castle Bargeme ©
Castle Bargeme

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 20th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Castor Mountain, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Castellane to Zermatt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canazei.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive Transportation Outdoors
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Kapelle Winkelmatten ©

1
night
Canazei, Italy

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Madonna della Neve, thenstroll through Sass Pordoi, and then head outdoors with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Canazei trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Canazei takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Canazei

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti
Chiesa della Madonna della Neve ©
Chiesa della Madonna della Neve

1
night
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden, head outdoors with Goenneranlage, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe, thentry to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally try your luck at Kurhaus Baden-Baden.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden trip planner.

You can drive from Canazei to Baden-Baden in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Canazei in May, you will find days in Baden-Baden are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites
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Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank
Kurhaus Baden-Baden ©
Kurhaus Baden-Baden
Stiftskirche Baden-Baden ©
Stiftskirche Baden-Baden

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