55 days in Western Europe & Marrakech Itinerary

55 days in Western Europe & Marrakech Itinerary

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55 days in Western Europe & Marrakech Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
11
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  8​h 45​min
13
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
15
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam attractions tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Amsterdam. Traveling from Edmonton in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amsterdam, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

4
nights
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.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Stadhuis, The Markt, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Brussels travel planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

5
nights
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 Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online vacation builder .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens with an excursion to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, wander the streets of Plaka, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Athens by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome online road trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, don't miss a visit to L’importuno di Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Palazzo degli Emo Capodilista). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice sightseeing tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Haus der Musik Wien, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary builder .

Getting from Venice to Vienna by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Venice in October, things will get a bit cooler in Vienna: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Vienna to Marrakech in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Vienna, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Livraria Lello, then stroll through Cais da Ribeira, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip maker app .

Fly from Marrakech to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Marrakech in October, things will get little chillier in Porto: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 19th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, then don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, and finally explore the activities along Río Chíllar. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon, then stroll through Playa de la Alberquilla, and then stroll through Playa del Molino de Papel.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Porto to Nerja takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Nerja. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

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nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally wander the streets of Old City. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro, then delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, and finally take in the views from Roman Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ronda trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, then admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, and finally take in the views from Puente de San Bernardo.

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Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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