47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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47 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Mondsee, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
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Mestre, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Arezzo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Valencia, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Alicante, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Toledo, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
28
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
29
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
30
Chambord, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Paris, France

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Clair du 13eme Siecle. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fontainebleau, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Al Salam de Dammarie-les-Lys.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris attractions planning website .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fromagerie, Eglise Saint Clair du 13eme Siecle, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Parc des Felins, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Highlights from your plan
Parc des Felins ©
Parc des Felins
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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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 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Atomium, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels vacation planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in September: highs in Brussels hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Park Frankendael will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then get into the urban bustle at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Hamburg by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

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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.
Shop till you drop at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz and Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Charlottenburg Palace and Pergamonmuseum. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Nationalpark Unteres Odertal in Schwedt, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery and make a trip to Potsdamer Platz.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Berlin vacation maker website .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nationalpark Unteres Odertal
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and then explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Prague vacation builder site .

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and finally shop like a local with Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, then wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Budapest trip maker site .

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Mondsee.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of St. Virgil ©
Chapel of St. Virgil

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Mondsee, Austria

Mondsee ©
Mondsee is a town in the Vöcklabruck district in the Austrian state of Upper Austria located on the shore of the lake Mondsee. Your inner history buff will appreciate Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary and Parish of the Assumption. Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Mondsee: Hallstatt (Hallstatt Lutheran Church & Badestrand Hallstatt). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Tostmann Trachten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, and cool off at Alpenseebad Mondsee.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mondsee trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Vienna to Mondsee in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Mondsee

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, Tostmann Trachten
Highlights from your plan
Basilika St. Michael ©
Basilika St. Michael
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 19th (Sat), take a stroll through Haidhausen, admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, and then stroll around English Garden. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munich day trip planning app .

You can drive from Mondsee to Munich in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich journey planner .

Getting from Munich to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Milan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Mestre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Mestre, Italy

Mestre ©
Mestre is the centre and the most populated urban area of the mainland of Venice, part of the territory of the Metropolitan City of Venice, in Veneto, northern Italy.Administratively speaking, Mestre forms (together with the nearby urban area of Carpenedo) the Municipalità di Mestre-Carpenedo, one of the six boroughs of the commune (Comune) of Venice. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Incantesimi di Alberto and Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet - McArthurGlen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scrovegni Chapel and Cantina San Gregorio. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Battistero del Duomo & Orto Botanico di Padova) and PDC Cartizze (in Valdobbiadene). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Gervasio e Protasio.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mestre route app .

You can take a train from Milan to Mestre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Mestre can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Mestre

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Padua, Valdobbiadene, Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet - McArthurGlen
Highlights from your plan
PDC Cartizze ©
PDC Cartizze
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Cantina San Gregorio ©
Cantina San Gregorio

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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've now added Colosseum to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Arezzo.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valmontone Outlet, Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo ©
Valmontone Outlet ©
Valmontone Outlet

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Arezzo, Italy

Arezzo ©
Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Ivan Bruschi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, Arezzo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arezzo trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Arezzo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Arezzo

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Villa La Ripa ©
Villa La Ripa
Santa Maria della Pieve ©
Santa Maria della Pieve
San Francesco, Arezzo ©
San Francesco, Arezzo

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip site .

Traveling by car from Arezzo to Genoa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Genoa sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare
Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre, make a trip to Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, then make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally examine the collection at Musee Angladon.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Avignon attractions planning website .

You can drive from Genoa to Avignon in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Genoa in September since evenings lows in Avignon dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Distillerie A. Blachere
Highlights from your plan
Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Eglise Saint Pierre ©
Eglise Saint Pierre

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Head to La Boqueria and Inerciafor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Playa de La Barceloneta. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria La Lesia.

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

Traveling by car from Avignon to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Avignon in September, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Valencia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa de San Juan and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alicante day trip website .

You can drive from Valencia to Alicante in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Alicante sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa de San Juan ©
Playa de San Juan
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara

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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.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Granada day trip planning site .

Getting from Alicante to Granada by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alicante in October, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around 14°C. You will leave for Seville on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Sevilla, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiguedades el Museo, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip tool .

Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Granada in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Belém Tower, and then ponder the design of Rossio Square. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena.

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

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Toledo online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Toledo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Toledo is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Toledo, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Gran Via, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and finally explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

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You can take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
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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.
On the 13th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra, then make a trip to Plaza del Pilar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Zaragoza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Zaragoza can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lourdes.

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Casco Antiguo
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Casco Antiguo ©
Casco Antiguo
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

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Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame.

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Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Lourdes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zaragoza in October; daily highs in Lourdes reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bordeaux.

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Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

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Getting from Lourdes to Bordeaux by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chambord.

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St. Andre Cathedral

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Chambord, France

Chambord ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord, and then grab your bike and head to Domaine national de Chambord. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Domaine du Croc du Merle, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Valencay.

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Getting from Bordeaux to Chambord by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bordeaux in October, with highs in Chambord at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

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Chateau de Cheverny, Domaine du Croc du Merle, Chateau de Valencay
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Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
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Domaine du Croc du Merle