59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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La Coruna, Spain
— 5 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lecce, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ancona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lagos, Portugal

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Centro Historico de Albufeira (in Albufeira), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Praia da Falesia). There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia Da Rocha, kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, and make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lagos are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in September, expect Porto to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Coruna.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

La Coruna, Spain

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting La Coruna side-trips: Santiago de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, Botafumeiro, &more).

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the La Coruna day trip planning site.

Drive from Porto to La Coruna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Sebastian - Donostia: Bilbao (Casco Viejo & Bilbao Fine Arts Museum). Dedicate the 10th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, and make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia route planner.

Fly from La Coruna to San Sebastian - Donostia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Zaragoza, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Explore Zaragoza's surroundings by going to Olite (Palacio Real de Olite & Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real) and Bardenas Reales (in Valtierra). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Pilar, pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, and admire the striking features of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zaragoza tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Zaragoza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Zaragoza sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and walk around Parc Guell.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona journey builder website.

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zaragoza in October since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours

Marseille, France

— 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of La Croisette, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, wander the streets of The Panier, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Marseille visit planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Marseille, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare) and Cinque Terre Trails (in Cinque Terre). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, don't miss a visit to Palazzi dei Rolli, enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Genoa day trip planning website.

You can drive from Marseille to Genoa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Genoa, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Naples.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma & Villa Rufolo), Lupanar (in Pompeii) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Genoa to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Naples sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lecce.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lecce, Italy

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 2nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museo Faggiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Carmine, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo dei Celestini, then don't miss a visit to L’Orologio delle Meraviglie, then make a trip to Il Sedile, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lecce online visit planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Naples to Lecce in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ancona.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums

Ancona, Italy

— 2 nights
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 4th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monumento ai Caduti, then make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito di Ancona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Ciriaco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco di Traiano. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia di Portonovo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ancona trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lecce to Ancona by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lecce in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Ancona, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ancona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

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

Traveling by car from Ancona to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Trieste, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Giusto, take in the awesome beauty at Carso Triestino, contemplate the waterfront views at Golfo di Trieste, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino (oggi della Giunta Regionale).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Trieste route builder.

Getting from Venice to Trieste by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Pula, Croatia

— 2 nights
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of National Park Brijuni. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Pula's Marketplace, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then contemplate the long history of Kastel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, and finally admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pula trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trieste to Pula in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Pula

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Zadar, Croatia

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, don't miss a visit to The Forum, take in panoramic vistas at Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zadar trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pula to Zadar takes 4.5 hours. November in Zadar sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Museums

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Hvar (Spanish Fortress & Fort Napoljun - Napolean). Dedicate the 15th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and walk around Marjan Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Split online vacation planner.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, take a leisurely stroll along Dubrovnik West Harbour, examine the collection at Love Stories Museum, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip website.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.