19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
— Few hours
Drive:  11 h 45 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Dachau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h 15 min
6
Marbella, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
9
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
10
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
11
Barjols, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  12 h 45 min
12
Keszthely, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h
13
Bucharest, Romania
— Few hours
End: Bucharest, Romania

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bucharest road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiport is Henri Coandă International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna trip website .

You can fly from Bucharest to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in May, you will find days in Vienna are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dachau.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens

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Dachau, Germany

Dachau ©
Dachau is a town in Upper Bavaria, in the southern part of Germany. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Dachau Palace, steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Reconciliation.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dachau road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Dachau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Dachau, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Dachau

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Palace ©
Dachau Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Dachau to Geneva with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route builder website .

You can fly from Geneva to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Geneva in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Barcelona. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Marbella.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Marbella, Spain

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Placa A Los Viajeros Romanticos, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Del Bandolero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Experience Box Spain, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Marbella trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Marbella takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Marbella, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Placa A Los Viajeros Romanticos ©
Placa A Los Viajeros Romanticos

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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Albufeira (Centro Historico de Albufeira & Speed Boats Tours). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, and stroll through Meia Praia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lagos road trip app .

Traveling by car from Marbella to Lagos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Albufeira
Highlights from your plan
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto holiday tool .

Getting from Lagos to Porto by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lagos in June; daily highs in Porto reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and then don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao road trip website .

Fly from Porto to Bilbao in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Bilbao. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Taberna Plaza Nueva ©
Taberna Plaza Nueva

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Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Carcassonne trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Carcassonne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barjols.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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Barjols, France

Barjols ©
Barjols is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.At the gateway to Haute Provence and the hills of Var, near the Verdon gorges and the Lake of St. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Vignelaure, then hike along Le Circuit des Fontaines, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vallon des Carmes.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barjols driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Barjols takes 4 hours. Traveling from Carcassonne in June, you will find days in Barjols are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Keszthely.

Things to do in Barjols

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Chateau Vignelaure
Highlights from your plan
Vallon des Carmes ©
Vallon des Carmes
Chateau Vignelaure ©
Chateau Vignelaure

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Keszthely, Hungary

Keszthely ©
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hungary Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Keszthely tour planner.

Traveling by car from Barjols to Keszthely takes 13 hours. While traveling from Barjols, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Keszthely, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bucharest.

Things to do in Keszthely

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Hungary Church ©
Our Lady of Hungary Church

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest
To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bucharest journey app .

Drive from Keszthely to Bucharest in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Nightlife Outdoors