Perhaps the planet’s most diverse continent, visiting through Europe requires a whirlwind of planning as you try to squeeze in every single highlight and city you’ve been dreaming to see in a single trip. But every highlight is close to one another and beautiful landmarks appear around every corner.
Although it may seem difficult at first, Europe is by far the easiest continent to travel through as budget travel is accessible. If you’re wondering how you can begin to tackle a continent which provides such a rich expanse of cultures and landmarks, we’ve got it covered for you.
We have mapped out an 8-stop, circuit tour of Europe, starting from Paris and ending in Venice. These itineraries will save you from a lot of trouble if you have a couple of weeks to spare and spend that time visiting most of the famous landmarks of Europe and exploring the myriad of cultures that the continent provides.
Some tips to follow before we begin
- Mark down your top-fives. The diverse cities are full of bucket lists and postcard locations, and you can’t do them all. Plan out your to-dos and top-fives when deciding how to spend your leisure times so that your trip doesn’t turn stressful.
- Get guidebooks. Although you don’t have to do everything that the guidebooks say, they still make the city seem more familiar and welcoming for you.
- Pack light. You don’t need special travel clothes from rip-off stores with the extra zips, neither do you need warm clothes when you’re traveling to Europe in summer. Packing extra can be tiring and stress inducing if you’ll be visiting a lot of places.
- Save before you travel. You cannot be one of those people who spends most of their time at the hostel or hotel that they’d be staying in. You did not come all this way for that! So make sure you have saved enough so that your once-in-a-lifetime turns out as memorable as it can get.
Here We Go!
The city of lights is a perfect way to start your trip. Discover the beauty of Paris and cruise along the turquoise waters of the Seine River. You’ll be able to see the Eiffel Tower, Point Neuf, the Orsay Museum, the Grand Palais and other such splendid Parisian monuments. Tour the city by proceeding with a local guide and get a bird’s-eye’s view of the city on a coach. Dine at Au Bon Accueil, which is a quick walk away from the Eiffel Tower.
As Louvre must have crossed your mind, be sure to visit the world’s largest museum when you go to Paris. A central landmark of the city, the it is housed in the Louvre Palace, the remnants of which you can see in the basement of the museum. Enjoy the view of the breathtaking masterpieces and collect souvenirs from other facilities that are offered.
Be sure to take out time for visiting the Palace of Versailles and getting a glimpse of the extravagant lifestyle of the French nobility.
A picturesque old town which gives you an air of traditional France by the cobblestoned streets and woodwork buildings, Avallon can be a perfect pitstop for your journey. While there, stroll through history by going to Musee de l’Avallonnais, a museum which houses a collection of paintings and sculptures from various historical periods. Dine at Les Capucins to get a taste of the traditional cuisine.
Get a perfect introduction of Geneva by an orientation tour. See the top attractions such as the Flower Clock, the Fountain of Jet d’Eau, the old town and the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre.
A beautiful small city in the heartland of Switzerland, Lucerne is a great base from which you can explore the famous Swiss sites such as Mount Rigi and Rütli Meadow. You can also experience the world’s first revolving cable car ride that takes you up to the glaciers of Mount Titlis. Get closer to the crevasses on the Ice Flyer chairlift and walk across Europe’s highest suspension bridge for more spectacular views.
Take an orientation tour through Lecco and witness its most iconic landmarks, including the Lion monument, the Chapel Bridge with the octagonal Water Tower, the Jesuit Church and the KKL Lucerne.
Take a tour of Lake Como, surrounded by mountains and ragged cliffs, and quite different from other Italian lakes. Be sure to visit the beautifully kept public gardens and historical villas, which have marked Lake Como is one of the favorites of famous celebrities!
A city in north-eastern Italy’s Veneto region, Verona is famous as it is the place where William Shakespeare set his play Romeo and Juliet. Though situated an hour away from the more popular tourist destination, Venice, many people consider Verona a more relaxed and pleasant place to visit.
Enjoy a walking tour of the city, witnessing the old buildings and streets where Shakespeare’s story was placed. Verona is also known to be one of the most romantic places in Italy – full of art and history.
Venice is one of the loveliest places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. Visit the famous landmarks of St. Mark’s Square combined with the view of St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower and the famous Bridge of Sighs, as well as all the other monuments of this beautiful part of the Venice while enjoying an introduction to the history of city.
Taste their cuisine, have pizza or risotto and get lost in the small alleys.
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