17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Chicago, United States

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atelier des Lumieres and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Step out of Paris to go to Compiegne City and see Les Beaux Monts, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Le Potager du Dauphin, walk around Parc du Champ de Mars, take in the views from Pont-Neuf, and wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning website.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Paris reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Le Potager du Dauphin, Les Beaux Monts, Le Jardin de Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Parc Monceau ©
Parc Monceau
Atelier des Lumieres ©
Atelier des Lumieres
Les Beaux Monts ©
Les Beaux Monts

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Siegestor, appreciate the history behind Angel of Peace (Friedensengel), then take an in-depth tour of Bavarian National Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Kunsthalle Munich. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, walk around Westpark, Japanischer Garten, then appreciate the history behind Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria, then make a trip to Fassade des Hirmer Stammhauses, and finally don't miss a visit to Mariensaule.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Munich hover around 57°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bavarian National Museum ©
Bavarian National Museum
Spielzeugmuseum ©
Spielzeugmuseum
Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria ©
Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Platja del Coco, take in the waterfront at Rambla del Mar, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and admire the striking features of Casa Lleo i Morera.

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Traveling by flight from Munich to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in October, with highs in Barcelona at 73°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trip

Platja del Coco
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Platja del Coco ©
Platja del Coco
Port Vell ©
Port Vell

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and She Changes (The Anemone). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Praia dos Ingleses, take a leisurely stroll along Jardim da Foz, make a trip to Praca dos Leoes, and take in the views from Ponte Infante D. Henrique.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto tour planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Porto in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Praia dos Ingleses ©
Praia dos Ingleses
MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto ©

3
nights
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 10th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, learn about all things military at Museu de Marinha, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Panteao Nacional, look for gifts at Mercado de Campo de Ourique, then browse the different shops at Centro Colombo, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa
Spas

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