59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  4​h
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
taxi:  4​h
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Comacchio, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
9
Ancona, Italy
— 1 night
train:  4​h 45​min
10
Brindisi, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry/boat:  9​h
11
Kassiopi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  8​h
13
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  8​h
14
Athens, Greece
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
15
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
16
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
17
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  5​h 45​min
18
Marseille, France
— 1 night
train:  4​h 45​min
19
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
20
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
21
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
22
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
23
Lagos, Portugal
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
24
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
25
Vigo, Spain
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  7​h
26
Cudillero, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 15​min
27
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
train:  10​h 45​min
28
La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h
29
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
30
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
31
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip builder app .

Edmonton, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edmonton to Amsterdam, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, then contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then snap pictures at Eiserner Steg, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and finally admire the striking features of Main Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt travel route builder .

Fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you will find days in Frankfurt are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Prague on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Prague trip website .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner .

You can drive from Vienna to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toVenice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Venice is somewhat warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Comacchio.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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nights
Comacchio, Italy

Comacchio ©
Comacchio is a town and comune of Emilia Romagna, Italy, in the province of Ferrara, 48km from the provincial capital Ferrara.Geographythumb Comacchio is situated in a lagoon just north of the present mouth of the Reno. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): snap pictures at Trepponti, see the interesting displays at Museo della Nave Romana, then don't miss a visit to Parco Delta del Po Emilia-Romagna, and finally see the interesting displays at La Manifattura dei Marinati. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Bagno Aloha, then make a splash at Bagno Perla, and then get outside with Malua54.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Comacchio driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Venice to Comacchio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Comacchio sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ancona.

Things to do in Comacchio

Outdoors Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bagno Perla ©
Bagno Perla
Museo della Nave Romana ©
Museo della Nave Romana
La Manifattura dei Marinati ©
La Manifattura dei Marinati

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Ancona, Italy

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Baia di Portonovo, head outdoors with Mezzavalle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Della Santa Casa. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Monumento ai Caduti and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Ciriaco.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ancona trip planner .

Getting from Comacchio to Ancona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ancona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Brindisi.

Things to do in Ancona

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santuario Della Santa Casa
Highlights from your plan
Mezzavalle ©
Mezzavalle
Santuario Della Santa Casa ©
Santuario Della Santa Casa
Baia di Portonovo ©
Baia di Portonovo

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Brindisi, Italy

Brindisi ©
Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Brindisi: Zoosafari (in Fasano), I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello) and Masseria Brancati (in Ostuni). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Paolo Eremita, and see the interesting displays at Palazzina del Belvedere - Collezione Archeologica Faldetta.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brindisi trip planner .

Traveling by train from Ancona to Brindisi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Brindisi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kassiopi.

Things to do in Brindisi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taranto, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Zoosafari, Masseria Brancati
Highlights from your plan
Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese

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Kassiopi, Greece

Kassiopi ©
Kassiopi is a village, and a resort on the affluent north east coast of Corfu. On the 21st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kassiopi trip app .

Explore your travel options from Brindisi to Kassiopi with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Brindisi to Kassiopi is 1 hour. While traveling from Brindisi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kassiopi, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kassiopi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Paleokastritsa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
New Fortress ©
New Fortress
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum and then take a stroll through Plaka.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kassiopi to Athens. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Heraklion, Greece

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Step out of Heraklion with an excursion to Matala beach in Matala--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Athens, Greece

Athens
To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens journey builder .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Heraklion in July, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). You will leave for Rome on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome. Traveling from Athens in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa.

Find out how to plan Genoa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Florence to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Genoa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): wander the streets of The Panier and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marseille day trip planning app .

Drive from Genoa to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, Marseille is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Panier ©
The Panier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Balcon de Europa, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Puerto de Málaga, then contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, and then admire the striking features of Malaga Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Malaga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Malaga, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Balcon de Europa
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

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Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira route builder .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Albufeira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meia Praia, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lagos route builder .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon route builder website .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in August, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vigo.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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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. On the 18th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Fundacion Sales, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Samil, and then walk around Parque Monte del Castro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vigo tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Lisbon to Vigo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Vigo. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get little chillier in Vigo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cudillero.

Things to do in Vigo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Samil ©
Playa Samil
Parque Monte del Castro ©
Parque Monte del Castro
Fundacion Sales ©
Fundacion Sales

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Cudillero, Spain

Cudillero ©
Cudillero is a small village and municipality in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. On the 19th (Wed), wander the wide-open spaces of Granja La Cuesta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Silencio, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Pesquero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia del San Pedro, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro Vidio. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque de Ferrera, examine the collection at Fundacion Selgas-Fagalde, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Vidio, and finally look for gifts at Relojeria Ceballos.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cudillero trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vigo to Cudillero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Cudillero, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Cudillero

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque de Ferrera
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Playa del Silencio ©
Playa del Silencio
Granja La Cuesta ©
Granja La Cuesta
Lighthouse Cabo Vidio ©
Lighthouse Cabo Vidio

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Cudillero to Bilbao by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cudillero in August, you will find days in Bilbao are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Taberna Plaza Nueva ©
Taberna Plaza Nueva

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La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, then meet the residents at Aquarium La Rochelle, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, and finally learn about all things military at Le Bunker de La Rochelle.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle tour planner .

Getting from Bilbao to La Rochelle by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in August, you will find days in La Rochelle are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Le Bunker de La Rochelle ©
Le Bunker de La Rochelle
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle

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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 Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning website .

Getting from La Rochelle to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Markt, make a trip to Atomium, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Place.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip website .

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 August: highs in Brussels hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): wander the streets of The Jordaan, then appreciate the history behind Sculpture De Violist, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Sculpture De Violist ©
Sculpture De Violist

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