40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
2
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 night
3
Montpellier, France
— 3 nights
4
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
5
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
6
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France
— 1 night
7
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
8
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
9
Leon, Spain
— 1 night
10
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
11
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
13
Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
14
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
15
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
16
Almeria, Spain
— 1 night
17
Cartagena, Spain
— 1 night
18
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
19
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA and Parc de Montjuic. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, pick up some local products at Mercat Santa Caterina, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip app.

Hervey Bay, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hervey Bay in April: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
On the 2nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Rec de l'Obac and then hike along Rec del Sola.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Andorra la Vella trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Andorra la Vella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montpellier.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Casa de la Vall ©
Casa de la Vall
Barri Antic ©
Barri Antic
Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella ©
Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Musee Fabre and Anne Clergue Galerie will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eglise St-Trophime and Porte du Peyrou. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) (in Arles) and Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Maguelone, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Roch, explore the world behind art at Musee du Vieux Montpellier, and don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Roch.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Montpellier trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Andorra la Vella to Montpellier by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Montpellier sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Toulouse.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Arles, Cathedrale de Maguelone, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Espace EDF Bazacle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

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Traveling by car from Montpellier to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Shopping
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Espace EDF Bazacle ©
Espace EDF Bazacle
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Quai de la Daurade ©
Quai de la Daurade

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Place de la Bourse and Église Notre-Dame are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee du Vin et du Negoce and Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine, indulge your taste buds at Chateau Pape Clement, stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), and wander the streets of Port of the Moon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Musee d'Aquitaine ©
Musee d'Aquitaine

1
night
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port ©
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France close to Ostabat in the Pyrenean foothills. On the 10th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption. and then look for gifts at Chocolaterie Laia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chocolaterie Laia, Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption.
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Chocolaterie Laia ©
Chocolaterie Laia

1
night
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 11th (Mon), experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, thentake an in-depth tour of Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum, and then examine the collection at Torre Loizaga.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bilbao journey app.

Traveling by car from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Bilbao takes 2.5 hours. May in Bilbao sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Torre Loizaga
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Torre Loizaga ©
Torre Loizaga
La Ribera Market ©
La Ribera Market
Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum ©
Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at The Walls of Avila and Plaza Mayor. Step off the beaten path and head to The Four Posts and Plaza mayor de Chinchon. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Avila (Basilica de San Vicente & Cathedral of Avila). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, stop by La Latina, and shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Leon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Avila, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon

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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leon online trip maker.

Getting from Madrid to Leon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madrid in May, with highs in Leon at °C and lows at °C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Iglesia San Marcelo ©
Iglesia San Marcelo
Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Mercado ©
Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Mercado

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Igreja de San Fructuoso.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Leon to Santiago de Compostela in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Museums
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Igreja de San Fructuoso ©
Igreja de San Fructuoso
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Museo Casa de la Troya ©
Museo Casa de la Troya

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Palacio da Bolsa and Livraria Lello. Get some cultural insight at Torre dos Clerigos and Igreja do Carmo. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, get great views at Porto Bridge Climb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto. May in Porto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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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 20th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Igreja de Sao Roque ©
Igreja de Sao Roque
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
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Praia de Santa Eulalia ©
Praia de Santa Eulalia
Photography Tours

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas and Casa de Pilatos. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija and Museo de Carruajes. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seville road trip planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Seville. May in Seville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Casa Palacio de Las Duenas ©
Casa Palacio de Las Duenas

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Mahatma Showroom and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Martires. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, examine the collection at Revello de Toro Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Episcopal Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga holiday builder.

You can drive from Seville to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Almeria.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

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Almeria, Spain

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Almeria.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Almeria trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Malaga to Almeria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Cartagena.

Things to do in Almeria

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Almeria ©
Museum of Almeria

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Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Casa de la Fortuna, stop by Centro de Artesania de Cartagena, and then examine the collection at Punic Wall.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Almeria to Cartagena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valencia.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museo Historico Militar de Cartagena ©
Museo Historico Militar de Cartagena
Punic Wall ©
Punic Wall
Casa de la Fortuna ©
Casa de la Fortuna

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats and Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi are in your itinerary. Head to Central Market of Valencia and Mercado Colonfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Grail, see the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Valencia itinerary app.

You can drive from Cartagena to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Valencia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Chapel of the Holy Grail ©
Chapel of the Holy Grail

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): shop like a local with La Boqueria. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through L'Eixample District, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally shop like a local with Villa del Arte Galleries.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Valencia in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Born ©
El Born

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