38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
4
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
7
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
8
Nice, France
— 4 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
11
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
12
Paris, France
— 4 nights

1
day
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll around Parque da Cidade do Porto, take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira Square, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, thencontemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and finally make a trip to Porto Bridge Climb.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Porto online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. July in Porto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Parque da Cidade do Porto ©
Parque da Cidade do Porto
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Obidos Village and Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila) (in Obidos), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Praia da Nazare (in Nazare). There's still lots to do: stop by Alfama, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Belém Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online journey maker.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Obidos, Parque Natural da Arrabida, Monastery of Alcobaca, Praia da Nazare
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Speed Boats Tours
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

1
night
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados, thenkick back and relax at Praia da Coelha, thenadd some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Albufeira online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Albufeira, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia da Coelha ©
Praia da Coelha
Kayaking & Canoeing
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados

1
night
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 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seville journey planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Albufeira to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albufeira in July, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Paseo del Prado. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (San Martin Bridge, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and appreciate the history behind Plaza de Cibeles.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Madrid sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Toledo
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Food Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palacio de Cibeles ©
Palacio de Cibeles

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Vila Vella (Old Town) and Jardines de Santa Clotilde. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Jardin Botanico Marimurtra (in Blanes) and Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, walk around Ciutadella Park, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip app.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Jardin Botanico Marimurtra, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parc National des Calanques and Le Vieux Port. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, visit The Panier, don't miss a visit to La corniche, and head outdoors with Calanque du Sugiton.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marseille day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

4
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vieille Ville and Promenade des Anglais. There's much more to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice online tour builder.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Pieta and Wine Tours & Tastings. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
La Pieta ©
La Pieta
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Walking tours. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Food Tours
Walking tours
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Cannaregio. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luxembourg Gardens and The Army Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Fontainebleau (Chateau de Fontainebleau & Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)) and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fontainebleau, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
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Photography Tours
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

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