14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  19​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Shannon, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Madrid day trip planning website .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Madrid is 7 hours. Traveling from San Jose in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 30th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geneva online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Madrid to Geneva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, things will get little chillier in Geneva: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

3
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.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Geneva to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 4th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lourdes travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lourdes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
Highlights from your plan
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees ©
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 5th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum and then snap pictures at Tower Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip app .

You can fly from Lourdes to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lourdes in October: highs in London hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in October, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shannon.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
Shannon, Ireland

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the collection at Sean Lemass Public Library and then get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shannon trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Edinburgh to Shannon. In October, daytime highs in Shannon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Shannon

Museums

Side Trip

Craggaunowen
Highlights from your plan
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen
Sean Lemass Public Library ©
Sean Lemass Public Library

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
On the 10th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Shannon to Madrid with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shannon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shannon in October: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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