43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
13
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 45 min
14
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
15
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

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Porto, Portugal

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 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Wine Tours & Tastings

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Obidos Village and Castelo dos Mouros. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and ponder the design of Rossio Square.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Obidos Village
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zoomarine Algarve and Falesia Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Lagos (Ponta Da Piedale, Praia Dona Ana, & more), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Algar de Benagil (in Benagil). There's much more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Albufeira vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Lagoa, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Torre Giralda and Barrio Santa Cruz. There's much more to do: stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

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Getting from Albufeira to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Albufeira in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Torre Giralda ©
Torre Giralda
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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nights
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.
On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions, step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally visit Albayzin. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, and finally get your game on at El Reino Escape Room.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Granada online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Acueduct of Segovia and Alcazar of Segovia. Step out of Madrid to go to Avila and see The Walls of Avila, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll around Casa de Campo, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip app .

You can fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Madrid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, The Walls of Avila
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and The Magic Fountain. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain

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nights
Marseille, France

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 12th (Wed), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get outside with Route des Cretes, then get outside with Ile Verte, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally examine the collection at Musee Granet.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Marseille when traveling from Barcelona in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Cassis, Aix-en-Provence
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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nights
Nice, France

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vieille Ville and Colline du Chateau overlook. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Castellane) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and get your game on at SENSAS Nice.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner .

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Marineland, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Massif de l'Esterel, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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Naples, Italy

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 18th (Tue): race across the water with a speed boat tour, then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Spiaggia della Crestarella, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then make a trip to Le Ville di Ravello, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Nice to Naples in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, expect nights in Naples to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Vietri sul Mare, Lido Capo di Conca, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Cascata delle Marmore. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Food Tours
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Le mura di Lucca. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

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

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Le mura di Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Scrovegni Chapel. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Verona to see Arena di Verona about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Walking tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 29th (Sat), do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then visit Little Venice. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of House of Heads, pause for some photo ops at Place Rapp und Monument General Rapp, make a trip to Fontaine Bruat, then don't miss a visit to Old Town, and finally explore the activities along Base Nautique.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colmar online travel route planner .

Getting from Venice to Colmar by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Colmar reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Domaine Albert Seltz, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Old Town ©
Old Town
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Explore hidden gems such as Luxembourg Gardens and Île de la Cité. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning app .

Getting from Colmar to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

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