28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly to João Paulo II Airport, Drive to Mosteiros
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Mosteiros, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive to João Paulo II Airport, Fly to Angra do Heroismo
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Angra do Heroismo, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Condamine, Monaco
— 1 day
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira. Head to Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos and Avenida da Liberdadefor some retail therapy. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sado Emotion (in Troia) and Praia da ursa (in Sintra). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB, wander the streets of Alfama, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon travel planner.

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Lisbon at 85°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Mosteiros.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mosteiros, Portugal

— 1 night
To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mosteiros trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lisbon to Mosteiros with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Mosteiros. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Mosteiros are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Mosteiros

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Angra do Heroismo, Portugal

— 2 nights
Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Da Misericordia, explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, then get great views at Monte Brasil, and finally steep yourself in history at Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista. Keep things going the next day: stop by Queijo Vaquinha, then walk around Duke of Terceira Garden, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally make a trip to Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo route maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mosteiros to Angra do Heroismo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Climb Spain and PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate. Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and ABC Serrano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Antica Roma Gallery, Catedral Primada, &more) and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stroll around Casa de Campo, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Madrid with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Angra do Heroismo to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Madrid are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 23rd (Fri): walk around Ciutadella Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Salada, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Bassa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, and finally head off the coast to Es Vedra.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 28th (Wed), take a stroll through La Croisette, then wander the streets of Le Suquet, and then wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nice road trip planning app.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

La Condamine, Monaco

— 1 day
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Condamine tour itinerary planner.

La Condamine is just a short distance from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in La Condamine

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 30th (Fri), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from La Condamine to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from La Condamine in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Laboratori Artigiano Vetro Calchera Fabio.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Positano, Italy

— 3 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
For shopping fun, head to Art & Craft Gallery or Miniaci Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Amalfi Coast Drive, &more) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo). The adventure continues: take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Positano trip planning app.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Positano sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Azores travel guide

4.4
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Ibiza travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Nightlife · Outdoor Activities
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.