14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
2
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Valletta, Malta
— 1 night
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Rossio Square, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Miradouro de Santa Luzia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour planning website.

Calgary, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in September: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, and then stroll through Praia dos Salgados. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia do Barranco das Belharucas, then stroll through Falesia Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach of Our Lady of the Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albufeira route website.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Beach of Our Lady of the Rock, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Relax by the water at Fenals Beach and Platja d’es Codolar. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc de Montjuic, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Barcelona online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Fenals Beach
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Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

1
night
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, and finally take in the history at Saluting Battery.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Valletta trip builder website.

Fly from Barcelona to Valletta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry; or take a bus. September in Valletta sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Mdina Old City
Highlights from your plan
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): visit Plaka, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary website.

Getting from Valletta to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roman Forum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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