44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Chartres, France
— 2 nights
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Caen, France
— 2 nights
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Calais, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
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Wiesbaden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Koblenz, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dortmund, Germany
— 2 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 2 nights
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Halle (Saale), Germany
— 2 nights
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Rostock, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Helsingoer, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lucca, Italy
— 2 nights
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Livorno, Italy
— 2 nights
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Carrara, Italy
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 1st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and finally wander the streets of The Panier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then examine the collection at Musee Granet.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary builder.

Rome, Italy to Marseille is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musee Chateau, then examine the collection at Palais de l'Ile, and then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Annecy travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Marseille to Annecy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marseille in July: high temperatures in Annecy hover around 31°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chartres.
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Chartres, France — 2 nights

Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Aignan, visit Chartres Historic Preservation Area, then slough off your stress at MEN Institut, then contemplate the long history of La Maison Picassiette, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at église St Pierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Chateaudun, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Anet, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Maintenon.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chartres trip planner.

You can fly from Annecy to Chartres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Caen.
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Caen, France — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Caen.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Caen trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Chartres to Caen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chartres in July, you will find days in Caen are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Calais.
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Calais, France — 2 nights

Gate to the North

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about all things military at La Coupole, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Omer Cathedrale, and then steep yourself in history at La Motte Castrale Et Sa Prison. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Calais Beach, and then look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Calais online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Caen to Calais takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Calais are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris holiday builder app.

Drive from Calais to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Calais in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eninger Weide, then step into the grandiose world of Lichtenstein Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sinneswandel. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, then step into the grandiose world of Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and finally make a trip to Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stuttgart travel route planner.

Take a train from Paris to Stuttgart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wiesbaden.
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Wiesbaden, Germany — 2 nights

Jewel of the Rhine

One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Gutenberg Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Elizabeth's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Neroberg, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oraniendenkmal. On your second day here, make a trip to Kochbrunnen, stroll the grounds of Sudfriedhof, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), then try your luck at Kurhaus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bonifatiuskirche.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wiesbaden day trip site.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Wiesbaden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Wiesbaden sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Koblenz.
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Koblenz, Germany — 2 nights

Gateway to the Romantic Rhine

Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Eltz Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Stiftskirche St. Castor, Karden, then explore the historical opulence of Reichsburg Cochem, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Karmeliterkirche St. Josef. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Arp Museum, take an in-depth tour of Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, and then make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koblenz journey builder app.

Drive from Wiesbaden to Koblenz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Koblenz are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dortmund.
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Dortmund, Germany — 2 nights

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at German Football Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Mahn- und Gedenkstatte Steinwache, then see the interesting displays at LWL Industrial Museum Zollern, and finally take an in-depth tour of LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Folkwang, then examine the collection at German Mining Museum, and finally stroll around Westfalenpark.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dortmund day trip planning site.

You can drive from Koblenz to Dortmund in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Koblenz, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dortmund, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Leipzig.
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Leipzig, Germany — 2 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, explore the historical opulence of Colditz Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Volkerschlachtdenkmal, and finally get engrossed in the history at Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Market Square (Markt), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Leipzig, then see the interesting displays at Museum in der Runden Ecke, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Church.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Leipzig trip planner.

Getting from Dortmund to Leipzig by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Leipzig sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Halle (Saale).
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Halle (Saale), Germany — 2 nights

Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Beatles Museum, then deepen your understanding at Arche Nebra, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Halle (Mountain Zoo), and finally get curious at Landesmuseum fuer Vorgeschichte Halle. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG, walk around Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz, then don't miss a visit to Marktschlosschen, then make a trip to Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen, and finally contemplate the long history of Stiftung Handel-Haus.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Halle (Saale) travel route planning app.

Getting from Leipzig to Halle (Saale) by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Leipzig in July, Halle (Saale) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Rostock.
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Rostock, Germany — 2 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Skulptur "Lotsenehrung", enjoy the sea views from Warnemunde Lighthouse, then admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuhle, then see the interesting displays at Stasi Pre-Trial Prison, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Marien Kirche. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Friends of Dave Tours.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rostock road trip website.

You can drive from Halle (Saale) to Rostock in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Halle (Saale) in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rostock, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Get a sense of the local culture at East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip site.

You can drive from Rostock to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Helsingoer.
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Helsingoer, Denmark — 2 nights

Home to the castle made famous by Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Helsingoer offers rolling hills and lush forests in the countryside, juxtaposed by the acclaimed art galleries, museums, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the town center.
On the 31st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Holger Danske, then explore the historical opulence of Kronborg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Helsingor Havn, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sct. Mariæ Kirke. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Frederiksborg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, then steep yourself in history at The Karen Blixen Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsingoer trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Berlin to Helsingoer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Helsingoer, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nyhavn and Kastellet. Get some historical perspective at Rosenborg Castle and Our Saviour's Church. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, stroll around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen driving holiday planner.

Drive from Helsingoer to Copenhagen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Casoni della Fogolana, identify plant and animal life at Oasi Ca' di Mezzo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Venice is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucca.
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Lucca, Italy — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, view the masterpieces at Fondazione Centro Studi sull Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, then don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca, then see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, and finally admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago della Gherardesca, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci, then steep yourself in history at Camposanto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lucca online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Lucca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Livorno.
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Livorno, Italy — 2 nights

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Terrazza Mascagni, admire the striking features of Palazzo dell'Accademia Navale, then identify plant and animal life at Costiera di Calafuria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Montenero, and finally don't miss a visit to Venezia Nuova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Parco Gallorose, make a splash at Acqua Village Cecina, then examine the collection at Piaggio Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Sebastiano.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Livorno trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Lucca to Livorno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Livorno are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carrara.
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Carrara, Italy — 3 nights

Carrara is an city and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, of the province of Massa and Carrara and notable for the white or blue-grey marble quarried there. Museum-lovers will get to explore Punta Corvo and Cava Museo Fantiscritti. Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro and Duomo di Carrara. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Cucchiari, Head underground at Cave di Marmo Tours, make a trip to Colonnata, and walk around Parco Dei Conigli.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Carrara vacation maker.

Getting from Livorno to Carrara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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