12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Pisa, Italy
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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San Gimignano, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Bus:  30 min
4
Lucca, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Sirmione, Italy
— Few hours
Ferry:  30 min
7
Lazise, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Baveno, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
11
Arlon, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
12
Damme, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 15 min
13
Calais, France
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
14
Densole, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Luton, United Kingdom

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San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): do a tasting at Fattoria Il Piano - Vineyard, get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Salvucci Maggiore, then get a taste of the local shopping with La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, and finally view the masterpieces at Balducci Ceramics.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Gimignano online trip builder .

Pisa to San Gimignano is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Fattoria Il Piano ©
Fattoria Il Piano
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
Balducci Ceramica ©
Balducci Ceramica

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online travel planner .

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums
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Corridoio Vasariano ©
Corridoio Vasariano

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and then get outside with Il Pineto Parco Avventura.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa vacation planning app .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Lucca.

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Outdoors Historic Sites
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Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria ©

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Lucca, Italy

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lucca travel planner .

Lucca is very close to Pisa. In April in Lucca, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Lucca

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa Reale di Marlia
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Villa Reale di Marlia ©
Villa Reale di Marlia
Chiesa di San Romano ©
Chiesa di San Romano

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre holiday planner.

You can drive from Lucca to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites
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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

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Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Bracco Baldo Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Frassino.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sirmione journey planning site .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Sirmione in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Sirmione sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lazise.

Things to do in Sirmione

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Peschiera del Garda
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Santuario della Madonna del Frassino ©

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Lazise, Italy

Lazise ©
Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 20km northwest of Verona. On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino, then head outdoors with Lungolago di Bardolino, and then hike along Pista Ciclo Pedonale Lazise - Bardolino - Garda.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Lazise travel route planner .

Lazise is just a short distance from Sirmione. April in Lazise sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lazise

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Bardolino
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Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino ©
Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Certosa di Milano, then see the interesting displays at Casa Milan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant'Antonio Abate.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Milan online route planner .

Getting from Lazise to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Baveno.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio ©
Casa Milan ©
Casa Milan
Certosa di Milano ©
Certosa di Milano

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Baveno, Italy

Baveno ©
Baveno is a town and comune in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, part of Piedmont, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): browse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico Walser, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and then fly down the slopes at Plateau Rosa.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Baveno trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Baveno by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Baveno sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Baveno

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Varallo, Epoque Antichita e Restauro, Sacro Monte Calvario, Santuario della Madonna del Boden, Borgo di Vogogna
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Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
Varallo ©
Varallo
Borgo di Vogogna ©
Borgo di Vogogna

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
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 9th (Tue): wander the streets of Alpiglen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and then hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail.

Plan my trip to Grindelwald with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Baveno to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Arlon.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

The Eiger
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The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
Alpiglen ©
Alpiglen

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Arlon, Belgium

Arlon
Arlon is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in and capital of the province of Luxembourg. For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Arlon day trip app .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Arlon in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Damme.

Things to do in Arlon

Museums Historic Sites
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Damme, Belgium

Damme ©
To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Damme trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Arlon to Damme in 3.5 hours. In April in Damme, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Calais.

Things to do in Damme

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum-Snoepwinkel De Soete Paepe
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Uilenspiegel Museum ©
Uilenspiegel Museum

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Calais, France

Calais
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Calais trip planning tool .

Getting from Damme to Calais by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll set off for Folkestone on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Calais

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Densole, United Kingdom

Densole
Densole is a small settlement in Kent located immediately north of Hawkinge on the A260 road between Folkestone and Barham. To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Densole trip planner .

You can drive from Calais to Densole in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Calais to Densole, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Densole, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Densole

Classes Nightlife Historic Sites
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