43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Haro, Spain
— 1 night
3
Santillana del Mar, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Avin, Spain
— 1 night
5
Navia, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Ribadeo, Spain
— Few hours
7
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Vigo, Spain
— 2 nights
9
Cies Islands, Spain
— 3 nights
10
Ourense, Spain
— 5 nights
11
Ponferrada, Spain
— 3 nights
12
Leon, Spain
— 1 night
13
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
14
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
15
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
16
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
17
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
18
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
19
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights

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Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Iglesia de Santa Engracia has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Roman Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, admire the striking features of La Lonja, then contemplate the long history of Puente de Piedra, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Antigua Facultad de Medicina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Engracia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de la Aljaferia.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zaragoza tour planner.

Barcelona to Zaragoza is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Zaragoza are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are little chillier (21°C). You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Haro.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia
La Lonja ©
La Lonja

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Haro, Spain

Haro ©
Haro is a town and municipality in the northwest of La Rioja province in northern Spain. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castillo De San Vicente.

Plan my Haro trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Zaragoza to Haro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zaragoza in August, with highs in Haro at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Haro

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Tobera, Ermita de San Pantaleon de Losa, Castillo De San Vicente, Cascada de El Penon
Highlights from your plan
Castillo De San Vicente ©
Castillo De San Vicente
Ermita de Santa Maria de la Hoz ©
Ermita de Santa Maria de la Hoz
Ermita de San Pantaleon de Losa ©
Ermita de San Pantaleon de Losa

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Santillana del Mar, Spain

Santillana del Mar ©
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Kids will appreciate attractions like Playa de Torimbia and Playa de Luana. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Oyambre and Playa De Valdearenas. Step out of Santillana del Mar to go to Boo de Pielagos and see Playa de La Arnia, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Comillas' Beach, make a trip to Laberinto de Villapresente, and go for a walk through Cliff Bolao Cantabria.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santillana del Mar trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Haro to Santillana del Mar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. While traveling from Haro, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Santillana del Mar, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Avin.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cobreces, Playa De Valdearenas, Playa de Oyambre, Comillas' Beach, Playa de La Arnia
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Oyambre ©
Playa de Oyambre
Playa de Torimbia ©
Playa de Torimbia
Playa De Valdearenas ©
Playa De Valdearenas

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Avin, Spain

Avin ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Covadonga. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get great views at Mirador Naranjo de Bulnes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Avin travel route planner.

You can drive from Santillana del Mar to Avin in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Navia.

Things to do in Avin

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lake Covadonga, Mirador Naranjo de Bulnes
Highlights from your plan
Lake Covadonga ©
Lake Covadonga
Mirador Naranjo de Bulnes ©
Mirador Naranjo de Bulnes

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Navia, Spain

Navia ©
For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Navia trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Avin to Navia in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Navia can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ribadeo.

Things to do in Navia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Cascadas de Oneta
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Frexulfe ©
Playa de Frexulfe
Cascadas de Oneta ©
Cascadas de Oneta
Senda Costera Naviega ©
Senda Costera Naviega

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Ribadeo, Spain

Ribadeo ©
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Illa Pancha and then stroll through As Catedrais Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ribadeo online day trip planner.

Ribadeo is very close to Navia. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach
Illa Pancha ©
Illa Pancha

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Gelmirez Palace, make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Quintana, then make a trip to Torre da Berenguela, and finally make a trip to Plaza de las Platerias.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip builder tool.

Getting from Ribadeo to Santiago de Compostela by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Santiago de Compostela sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vigo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo ©
Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo
Torre da Berenguela ©
Torre da Berenguela
Capilla de Animas ©
Capilla de Animas

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Vigo, Spain

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Samil, then stroll around Parque Monte del Castro, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally head outdoors with Parque de Castrelos.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vigo online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vigo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cies Islands.

Things to do in Vigo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Samil ©
Playa Samil
Parque de Castrelos ©
Parque de Castrelos
Parque Monte del Castro ©
Parque Monte del Castro

3
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Cies Islands, Spain

Cies Islands ©
On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Ruta de O Alto do Principe.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cies Islands vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vigo to Cies Islands. August in Cies Islands sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Ourense.

Things to do in Cies Islands

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Rodas ©
Playa de Rodas

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nights
Ourense, Spain

Ourense ©
Ourense is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the province of the same name in Galicia.PopulationIts population of 106,905 accounts for 30% of the population of the province and makes it the third largest city of Galicia.In 2010 there were 5,943 foreigners living in the city, representing 5.46% of the total population. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ourense Thermal Springs and Juderia de Ribadavia. Visiting Pozas de Melon and Siltrip will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Monasterio de San Esteban de Ribas de Sil in Nogueira de Ramuin (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and take in the views from Ponte Romana.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ourense trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cies Islands to Ourense. In August, daily temperatures in Ourense can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ponferrada.

Things to do in Ourense

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Juderia de Ribadavia, Pozas de Melon, Siltrip, Monasterio de San Esteban de Ribas de Sil
Highlights from your plan
Pozas de Melon ©
Pozas de Melon
Monasterio de San Esteban de Ribas de Sil ©
Thermal Spas

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Ponferrada, Spain

Ponferrada ©
Ponferrada is the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Antiguo molino de Penalba de Santiago and then wander the streets of Penalba de Santiago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de los Templarios, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria de Vizbayo, then get great views at Mirador de Orellan, and finally explore the ancient world of Galerias de Orellan.

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

You can drive from Ourense to Ponferrada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ourense in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Ponferrada. You will leave for Leon on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Ponferrada

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orellan, Antiguo molino de Penalba de Santiago
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de los Templarios ©
Castillo de los Templarios
Penalba de Santiago ©
Penalba de Santiago
Antiguo molino de Penalba de Santiago ©
Antiguo molino de Penalba de Santiago

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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, don't miss a visit to Libreria La Trastienda, then contemplate the long history of Guias Legio, and finally contemplate the long history of Convento de las Concepcionistas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Farmacia Merino, then admire the striking features of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Quevedo Leon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Leon trip maker website.

You can drive from Ponferrada to Leon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 30th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, and finally walk around Alderdi-Eder Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, make a trip to Plaza de Guipuzkoa, then stroll around Cristina Enea Park, and finally snap pictures at Bridge of Maria Cristina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planning app.

You can drive from Leon to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Sebastian - Donostia when traveling from Leon in August, with lows around 20°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Paul. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, then identify plant and animal life at Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), and then make a trip to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online trip builder.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu
Highlights from your plan
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux ©
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux
Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu ©
Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, then stroll around Minnewaterpark, and finally take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Bruges in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, you will find days in Bruges are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Battle of Polygon Wood
Highlights from your plan
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
Brugge Sint Jacobskerk ©
Brugge Sint Jacobskerk
Battle of Polygon Wood ©
Battle of Polygon Wood

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Tervuren, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally wander the streets of Place St. Gery. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Atomium, look for all kinds of wild species at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers, and finally browse the exhibits of Memorial Waterloo 1815.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brussels, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Memorial Waterloo 1815, Arboretum Tervuren, Abbaye de Villers
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then explore the activities along Herengracht, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©

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The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): have fun and explore at Museum Speelklok, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, pause for some serene contemplation at Pandhof Domkerk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039, and finally don't miss a visit to Beestenmarkt.

Plan my trip to The Hague with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utrecht, Beestenmarkt
Highlights from your plan
Museum Speelklok ©
Museum Speelklok
Pandhof Domkerk ©
Pandhof Domkerk
St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk ©
St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Family-friendly places like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Sanssouci Palace will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strandbad Tegeler See and Strandbar Mitte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Neues Palais & Potsdam's Gardens) and Karl Foerster Garten (in Bornim). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip app.

You can fly from The Hague to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Karl Foerster Garten
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens