23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Portland, United States

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), enjoy the sand and surf at Plaja de Sant Sebastian, examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic, and admire the landmark architecture of El Pabellón de Barcelona.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday planner.

Portland, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Barcelona is 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Portland in July since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©
Fundacio Joan Miro ©
Fundacio Joan Miro
Montjuic Castle ©
Montjuic Castle

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Parque Warner. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Palace of Aranjuez, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Parroquial de la Natividad de Nuestra Senora, then stroll through Parque Lineal Del Manzanares, and finally get your game on at Windobona Indoor Skydiving.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

San Martin de la Vega, Royal Palace of Aranjuez
Highlights from your plan
Parque Warner Madrid ©
Parque Warner Madrid
Windobona Indoor Skydiving Madrid ©
Windobona Indoor Skydiving Madrid
Parque Lineal Del Manzanares ©
Parque Lineal Del Manzanares

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 1st (Thu), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Royal Chapel, look for gifts at Candil XXI, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally don't miss a visit to Fuente de las Batallas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pabellon Al-Andalus y la Ciencia, then see the sky in a new way at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Granada sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Tours Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sevilla. On the next day, make a trip to Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes, then brush up on your military savvy at Torre del Oro, then walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Seville trip builder app .

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico Tropical, take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip tool .

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seville in August, with highs in Lisbon at 86°F and lows at 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boca do Inferno, Jardim Botanico Tropical, Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei
Highlights from your plan
Boca do Inferno ©
Boca do Inferno
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
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.
On the 7th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then appreciate the history behind Les Statues du Parc de Sceaux, then admire all the interesting features of Ferme de Viltain, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Parc des Felins, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and then look for gifts at Les Delices Fromagers.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Paris is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Les Delices Fromagers, Parc des Felins, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Ferme de Viltain
Highlights from your plan
Parc des Felins ©
Parc des Felins
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): browse the collection at Biblioteca "Hugo Pratt", then take in the waterfront activity at Malamocco, then contemplate the long history of Campo de le Gatte, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip planning site .

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Venice reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Biblioteca "Hugo Pratt"
Highlights from your plan
Malamocco ©
Malamocco
Biblioteca ©
Biblioteca "Hugo Pratt"

1
night
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 10th (Sat), take a stroll around Vernazza, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then hike along Cinque Terre Trails.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre travel route website .

Traveling by car from Venice to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni and then admire the landmark architecture of Walls of Monteriggioni.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 13th (Tue), you're off toRome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Walls of Monteriggioni ©
Walls of Monteriggioni
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

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.
Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Zoomarine (in Torvaianica), Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina) and Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Cinecitta World, revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome itinerary website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Giardino di Ninfa, Zoomarine, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Cinecitta World ©
Cinecitta World
Castel Romano Designer Outlet ©
Castel Romano Designer Outlet

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