27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Alicante, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Cleveland, United States

7
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa del Alberche and Paseo del Prado. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Puerta de Bisagra, & more), Embalse Charco Del Cura (in El Tiemblo) and Plaza mayor de Chinchon (in Chinchon). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cibeles, wander the streets of La Latina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Pedro Apostol, and identify plant and animal life at Faunia.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid holiday builder site .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to Madrid. Traveling from San Juan in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Plaza mayor de Chinchon, Parroquia de San Pedro Apostol, Playa del Alberche, Embalse del Guajaraz
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Grilos, learn about winemaking at Cave Vasconcellos, do a tasting at Quinta dos Corvos, then do a tasting at Casa Ramos Pinto, and finally pick up some local products at Mercado Beira-Rio.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Porto due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
Highlights from your plan
Cave Vasconcellos ©
Cave Vasconcellos
Quinta dos Corvos ©
Quinta dos Corvos

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museu do Oriente, take a stroll through Docas de Santo Amaro, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Belem Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim da Praca do Imperio. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Belem Tower, appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Combatentes do Ultramar, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Belem, then snap pictures at Pilar 7 Bridge Experience, then see the interesting displays at Carris Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Livraria Ler Devagar.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castelo de Palmela, Mercado do Livramento
Highlights from your plan
Jardim da Praca do Imperio ©
Jardim da Praca do Imperio
Santa Maria de Belem Church ©
Santa Maria de Belem Church
Castelo de Palmela ©
Castelo de Palmela

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.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the views from Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana), get lost in a book at Archivo General de Indias, stop by Productos de la Sierra, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de San Telmo, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Mercado de Triana, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables, then contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Caridad, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Murillo.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palacio de San Telmo ©
Palacio de San Telmo
Hospital de los Venerables ©
Hospital de los Venerables
Royal Tobacco Factory ©
Royal Tobacco Factory

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de San Bernardo, examine the collection at Monasterio de la Concepcion, step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, then steep yourself in history at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, then steep yourself in history at Dar al-Horra, and finally shop like a local with Galeria Alea.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Granada sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces
Dar al-Horra ©
Dar al-Horra
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla ©
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla

4
nights
Alicante, Spain

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Cala Capitan and Lo Pagan Mud Baths. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Arqueologico Municipal and Centro de Interpretacion Sobre Los Refugios Antiaereoos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alicante: Playa de la Azohia (in La Azohia), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Torrevieja) and Centro de Artesania de Cartagena (in Cartagena). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Flamenca, visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Santa Pola, don't miss a visit to Paseo del Puerto, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Carbonell.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alicante online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Granada to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in Alicante sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cartagena, Las Charcas Mud Baths, Faro de Santa Pola, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Templo de San Juan de Dios
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Playa de la Azohia ©
Playa de la Azohia
Museo Arqueologico Municipal ©
Museo Arqueologico Municipal

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Estacio del Nord, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercat de Russafa, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercat Central de Valencia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Valencia online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Alicante to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mercat de Russafa ©
Mercat de Russafa

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Mossen Costa i Llobera Gardens, examine the collection at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, have fun at Palau Sant Jordi, then contemplate the long history of Anella Olimpica, then admire the landmark architecture of El Pabellón de Barcelona, and finally don't miss a visit to Cementerio de Montjuic.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip app .

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Mossen Costa i Llobera Gardens ©
Mossen Costa i Llobera Gardens
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys ©
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Anella Olimpica ©
Anella Olimpica

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia di Torre Paola and Chiesa del Purgatorio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi and Cattedrale Di S. Aurea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Anagni (Palazzo di Bonifacio VIII, Tarsie Turri, & more), Beach Head War Cemetery (in Anzio) and Lago di Canterno (in Fiuggi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropoli di Alatri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna delle Grazie, contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico di Norba, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Giulio II.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anagni, Ostia Antica, Alatri, Lago di Canterno, Rifugi Antiaerei
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Bonifacio VIII ©
Palazzo di Bonifacio VIII
Chiesa del Purgatorio ©
Chiesa del Purgatorio
Spiaggia di Torre Paola ©
Spiaggia di Torre Paola

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