38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
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 1st (Fri): take a stroll through Gay Madrid & the Chueca District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Chorrera de los Litueros, then explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

Before you visit Madrid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Toronto, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Madrid. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in June: highs in Madrid hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Casco Historico de Toledo, Chorrera de los Litueros
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Chorrera de los Litueros ©
Chorrera de los Litueros

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Popular historic sites such as El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see Fenals Beach in Lloret de Mar, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Delta del Llobregat, wander the streets of El Born, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip planning tool .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Delta del Llobregat
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Villa Kerylos. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musée Marc Chagall and St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Basilica St. Michel (in Menton) and Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice vacation maker website .

Nice is just a short distance from Cannes. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Basilica St. Michel, Villa Kerylos, Promenade Le Corbusier
Highlights from your plan
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
St Nicholas Cathedral ©
St Nicholas Cathedral

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi di Sant'Alessio and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore. On the next day, examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco and then wander the streets of Brera District.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milan vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Milan are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica San Michele Maggiore, Oasi di Sant'Alessio
Highlights from your plan
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and Ponte dei Sospiri. Step off the beaten path and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, take a stroll through Cannaregio, make a trip to Dorsoduro, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary planner .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Uffizi Galleries and Galleria dell'Accademia. Explore hidden gems such as Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Fattoria Casaloste (in Panzano in Chianti), Azienda Agricola Casamonti (in Castellina In Chianti) and Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm (in Radda in Chianti). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and relax in the rural setting at Castello di Verrazzano.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greve in Chianti, Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, Azienda Agricola Casamonti, Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and St. Clement Basilica. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Sabbianera Super Beach in Anguillara Sabazia, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Sabbianera Super Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Complesso Monumentale San Lorenzo Maggiore - La Neapolis Sotterrata. On your second day here, make a trip to Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and then kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Naples journey builder app .

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di Santa Cita, admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, then head off the coast to Ustica, and finally make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Naples to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Palermo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monte Pellegrino
Monte Pellegrino
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Oratorio di Santa Cita ©
Oratorio di Santa Cita

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Historico de Evora and Arco do Triunfo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) in Evora, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Lisbon takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Palermo to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In June in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Evora
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Carvalho and Praia do Peneco. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Praia dos Pescadores. Step out of Albufeira to go to Carvoeiro and see Praia do Vale de Centeanes, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Sao Rafael, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, stop by By Nature, and get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Albufeira trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carvoeiro
Highlights from your plan
Vale de Centeanes Beach ©
Vale de Centeanes Beach
Carvalho Beach ©
Carvalho Beach
Praia Sao Rafael ©
Praia Sao Rafael

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