9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Santander, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
train:  45​min
5
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
The Coach & Horses has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get a taste of local nightlife at The Coach & Horses. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to London is 8 hours. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Santander.

Things to do in London

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Santander, Spain

Santander ©
Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Chico and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de La Magdalena. On your second day here, stroll through Playa Primera de El Sardinero and then stroll through Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santander trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from London to Santander takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Santander due to the time zone difference. In June in Santander, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno
Highlights from your plan
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno ©
Playa Primera de El Sardinero ©
Playa Primera de El Sardinero
Palacio de La Magdalena ©
Palacio de La Magdalena

1
night
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 29th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then stroll through Playa de Azkorri, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and finally don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bilbao online attractions planner .

You can drive from Santander to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Santander in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Bilbao, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Taberna Plaza Nueva ©
Taberna Plaza Nueva

few
hours
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 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milan tour itinerary maker app .

Fly from Bilbao to Milan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bilbao in June, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo, and then admire the natural beauty at Villa del Balbianello. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Oasi WWF del Bassone and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Moltrasio.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Como online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Como in an hour. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Lido di Moltrasio, Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo ©
Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

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