23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Madrid, Spain
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Valladolid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
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Braga, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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Aveiro, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 day
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Aveiro, Portugal
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
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Aveiro, Portugal
— 1 night
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 day
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 day
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Caceres, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Segovia, Spain
— 1 day
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Valladolid, Spain
— 1 night
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Alba de Tormes, Spain
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Salamanca, Spain
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Valladolid, Spain
— 1 night
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Avila, Spain
— 1 day
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Valladolid, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Planning Madrid trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Brasilia, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brasilia in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. You will leave for Valladolid on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Valladolid, Spain

— 2 nights

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Iglesia De Santa Maria, Plaza Mayor de Valladolid, Colegio de San Gregorio, and other attractions you added.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Valladolid online trip maker.

You can drive from Madrid to Valladolid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in December, things will get little chillier in Valladolid: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Naval, Galiwonders, Museo de la Carabela Pinta, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval, see Galiwonders, examine the collection at Museo de la Carabela Pinta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Torre da Berenguela, and finally see the interesting displays at Exponav. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, make a trip to Botafumeiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Compania or University Church, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, and finally make a trip to Praza da Quintana de Vivos.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Valladolid to Santiago de Compostela takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santiago de Compostela when traveling from Valladolid in December, with lows around 5°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Braga.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Braga, Portugal

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Braga trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Braga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Santiago de Compostela in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Braga, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

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.
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Porto route website.

Getting from Braga to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Aveiro on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Aveiro, Portugal

— 2 nights
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. You've added Passadico de Esgueira, Forum Aveiro, Praia da Vagueira, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Aveiro online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Porto to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Coimbra, Portugal

— 1 day
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Monestary of Santa Clara, Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), take in the history at Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Aveiro to Coimbra by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Coimbra are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites

Aveiro, Portugal

— 1 night
To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aveiro trip site.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Porto on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Aveiro

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Porto, Portugal

— 1 day

Unvanquished City

Your list of things to see and do now includes Douro River, Igreja do Carmo, Graham's Port Lodge, and other attractions. On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then make a trip to Livraria Lello, and finally do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porto journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Aveiro, Portugal

— 1 night
To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aveiro trip planner.

Drive from Porto to Aveiro in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Fatima on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Aveiro

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Fatima, Portugal

— 1 day
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Your day by day itinerary now includes Casa De Lucia, Wax Museum of Fátima, O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Wax Museum of Fátima, examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, appreciate the history behind Museu do Santuário de Fátima, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and finally appreciate the history behind Capela Das Aparicoes.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fatima journey maker tool.

Drive from Aveiro to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Fatima, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Museums

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Fatima to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will leave for Fatima on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Fatima, Portugal

— 1 day
Your day by day itinerary now includes Valinhos Sanctuary, Praia da Nazare, Castelo de Óbidos, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santissimo Milagre, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Graca, contemplate the long history of Casa do Brasil - Casa Pedro Alvares Cabral, see the interesting displays at Casa-Museu Passos Canavarro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valinhos Sanctuary, and finally kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fatima trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Lisbon to Fatima by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Your list of things to see and do now includes Pavilhao do Conhecimento, Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and other attractions. On the 18th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, then admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, then enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Caceres.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Caceres, Spain

Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Your day by day itinerary now includes Arco de la Estrella (Star Arch), Plaza Mayor de Caceres, Pro-Cathedral Church Of Santa Maria, and other attractions you added. On the 19th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Arco de la Estrella (Star Arch), see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia de la Computacion, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Caceres, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of the Company of Jesus.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Caceres tour builder app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Caceres in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Caceres due to the time zone difference. In December in Caceres, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Caceres

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Your list of things to see and do now includes Parque del Retiro, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion, Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion, then stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. On the next day, see where the action happens at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, wander the streets of Paseo de la Castellana, then steep yourself in history at Palacio Real de El Pardo, and finally don't miss a visit to Palacio de Santa Cruz.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Caceres to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Segovia.

Things to do in Madrid

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Segovia, Spain

— 1 day

Light of Castilla

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Calle Real de Segovia, Acueduct of Segovia, Alcazar of Segovia, and other attractions you added. On the 22nd (Sun), make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Real de Segovia, brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar of Segovia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Padres Carmelitas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Esteban Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Segovia online day trip planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Segovia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Valladolid.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites · Museums

Valladolid, Spain

— 1 night

Land of Castles

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Valladolid online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Segovia to Valladolid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Segovia in December since evenings lows in Valladolid dip to 0°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Alba de Tormes.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Wineries

Alba de Tormes, Spain

You've added Castillo de los Duques de Alba, Museo Carmelitano, Iglesia de San Juan, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Anunciacion y Sepulcro de Sta Teresa, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Teresa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Carmelitano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de los Duques de Alba.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alba de Tormes road trip planner.

Getting from Valladolid to Alba de Tormes by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Alba de Tormes, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Salamanca.

Things to do in Alba de Tormes

Historic Sites · Museums

Salamanca, Spain

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
You've added Palacio de Monterrey, Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), Ieronimus, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salamanca journey planner.

Salamanca is just a stone's throw from Alba de Tormes. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Valladolid, Spain

— 1 night

Land of Castles

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Salamanca to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Avila.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Wineries

Avila, Spain

— 1 day
Your list of things to see and do now includes Catedral de Avila, Torre-campanario de la Catedral, Parish of St. Peter the Apostle, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Santa Teresa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de las Nieves, then steep yourself in history at Casco Historico de Avila, then steep yourself in history at Catedral de Avila, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre-campanario de la Catedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Avila road trip planning site.

You can drive from Valladolid to Avila in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. December in Avila sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites · Museums

Valladolid, Spain

— 1 night

Land of Castles

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Avila to Valladolid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Wineries

Madrid, Spain

— 1 day

Cultural Capital of Spain

On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Nuestra Senora de Gracia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Valladolid in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites

Side Trip