44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Almeria, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Sintra, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
13
Cordoba, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
14
Salamanca, Spain
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Strandbad Wannsee, then contemplate the long history of Neues Palais, then admire the natural beauty at Potsdam's Gardens, and finally wander the streets of Mitte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Berlin is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Potsdam
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Wannsee ©
Strandbad Wannsee
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Mitte ©
Mitte

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Praetorium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Ursula, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Gereon's Basilica.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Berlin to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Cologne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Praetorium ©
Praetorium
St. Ursula ©
St. Ursula
Saint Gereon's Basilica ©
Saint Gereon's Basilica

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels journey builder app .

Take a train from Cologne to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Abbaye de Villers, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along The Amstel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam visit planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Almeria.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

4
nights
Almeria, Spain

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Get a sense of the local culture at Centro de Interpretacion Patrimonial de Almeria and Aula del Mar. Escape the urban bustle at Playa de los Muertos and Monsul Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Almeria: Playa del Barronal (in Nijar) and Cala del Plomo (in Agua Amarga). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de los Genoveses, appreciate the history behind Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, kick back and relax at Playa San Miguel, and get outside with Arrecife de Las Sirenas.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Almeria sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Almeria takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get a bit warmer in Almeria: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Almeria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Roquetas de Mar, Playa del Barronal, Monsul Beach, Cala del Plomo, Playa de los Muertos
Highlights from your plan
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos
Playa de Aguadulce ©
Playa de Aguadulce
Playa de los Genoveses ©
Playa de los Genoveses

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at La Madraza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Granada online trip planner .

You can drive from Almeria to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Almeria in August since evenings lows in Granada dip to 22°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose, take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, then contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seville itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barcelona Cathedral and Vila Vella (Old Town). Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Lloret de Mar (Parish Church of Sant Roma & Fenals Beach) and Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder app .

Fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tarragona, Lloret de Mar, Camino de Ronda, Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
Highlights from your plan
El Born ©
El Born
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Barcelona in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fatima
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
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.
Se de Braga and Porto Augusto's are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Torre dos Clerigos and Citania de Briteiros. Take a break from Porto with a short trip to Largo da Oliveira in Guimaraes, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and get to know the fascinating history of Rua das Flores.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Porto holiday planning app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get little chillier in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Wineries Spas

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Vila Nova de Gaia, Se de Braga
Highlights from your plan
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's

3
nights
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museu do Ar - Sintra, contemplate the long history of Chalet da Condessa D’Edla, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra. On your second day here, stroll through Praia da Adraga, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa, then stroll through Praia da Rainha, and finally explore the activities along Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Sintra route planner.

Getting from Porto to Sintra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in August: highs in Sintra hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Adraga, Praia de Carcavelos, Praia da Rainha
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra
Praia da Adraga ©
Praia da Adraga

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, then wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Segovia, then learn about all things military at Alcazar de Segovia, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

Getting from Sintra to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Sintra in August, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

3
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Palacio de la Merced will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. Venture out of the city with trips to Banos de la Encima Castle (in Banos de la Encina), Lucena (Church of San Mateo & Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli) and Bodegas Lagar Blanco (in Montilla). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir, look for all kinds of wild species at Iberfauna, make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo, and explore the world behind art at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lucena, Bodegas Lagar Blanco, Iberfauna, Banos de la Encima Castle
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

3
nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, pause for some serene contemplation at La Purisima Church, then steep yourself in history at Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), then ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Anaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Escuelas Menores, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Monterrey, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de las Conchas, then contemplate the long history of Convento de las Duenas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salamanca day trip app .

Getting from Cordoba to Salamanca by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Cordoba in August, expect Salamanca to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

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