58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Honolulu, United States
Fly + Train:  21 h 45 min
1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Penrith, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 12 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Witney, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
St Ives, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Southampton, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
12
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
14
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
15
Alicante, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
16
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
17
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
18
Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
19
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
20
Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
21
Sintra, Portugal
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
22
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Honolulu, United States

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at The Beatles Story. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, then learn more about the world around you at World Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip planner.

Honolulu, USA to Liverpool is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 10 hours. In May, Liverpool is colder than Honolulu - with highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
World Museum ©
World Museum

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nights
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Grange-over-Sands ©
Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartmel Priory. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and then explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands holiday builder website.

Getting from Liverpool to Grange-over-Sands by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Lakeland Motor Museum, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Sizergh Castle, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill

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Penrith, United Kingdom

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, explore the activities along Derwentwater, then examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and finally see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Penrith travel route builder app.

Drive from Grange-over-Sands to Penrith in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Penrith, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Penrith

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
The Puzzling Place ©
The Puzzling Place
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd ©
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

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Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 21st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, then step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, then stop by Barter Books, and finally steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Alnwick road trip app.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Penrith in May, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Alnwick. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Cragside House and Gardens
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle

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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Your inner history buff will appreciate York Minster and Treasurer's House. Shop till you drop at York Shambles and Pyramid Gallery. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of York City Walls, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the York trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Alnwick to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearts of London, Coca-Cola London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. National Gallery and Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, explore the galleries of Halcyon Gallery, don't miss a visit to Regent Street, and wander the streets of Soho.

To plan London vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Witney.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 6:
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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nights
Witney, United Kingdom

Witney ©
Witney is a town on the River Windrush, 12mi west of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. On the 6th (Thu), examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Oswald's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Bicester Village and then steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Witney online visit planner.

Drive from London to Witney in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Witney are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Witney

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Blenheim Palace, Cotswold Motoring Museum, Bicester Village, St Oswald's Church
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
St Oswald's Church ©
St Oswald's Church
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum

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nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. On the 8th (Sat), learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and then steep yourself in history at Osborne House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take a stroll through North Laine, visit The Lanes, then see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichester Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth itinerary website.

You can drive from Witney to Portsmouth in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Chichester Cathedral, Osborne House
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose
Osborne House ©
Osborne House

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St Ives, United Kingdom

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Tintagel Castle and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St Ives road trip website.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to St Ives takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. June in St Ives sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Southampton.

Things to do in St Ives

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Tintagel Castle, St. Michael's Mount
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle

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Southampton, United Kingdom

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral and then learn about all things military at The Tank Museum.

Discover how to plan a Southampton trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from St Ives to Southampton in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Winchester Cathedral, The Tank Museum, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral

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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.
La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Gauche has been added to your itinerary. Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Southampton to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Southampton to Paris. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Southampton in June: highs in Paris hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
You've now added Disneyland Paris to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Millet's Studio (Atelier Jean-FrancoisMillet), contemplate the long history of Chateau de Fontainebleau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, then look for gifts at Disney Village, and finally browse the different shops at Val d'Europe.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marne-la-Vallee vacation planner.

Marne-la-Vallee is just a stone's throw from Paris. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fontainebleau, Millet's Studio (Atelier Jean-FrancoisMillet), Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis ©
Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis

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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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit El Barri Gòtic and Capilla de Santa Lucia for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the exciting artwork at MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip maker app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Marne-la-Vallee to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Marne-la-Vallee in June; daily highs in Barcelona reach 79°F and lows reach 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda, then take a stroll through Casco Antiguo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo del Ferrocarril. On the next day, look for gifts at La Pasteleria Francesa, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA), and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alicante trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Valencia to Alicante in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Museo del Ferrocarril, La Pasteleria Francesa
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA) ©
Museo del Ferrocarril ©
Museo del Ferrocarril

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Generalife and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, then explore the world behind art at Monasterio de la Concepcion, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Granada trip planner.

Getting from Alicante to Granada by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Granada are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España and then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and finally view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 2nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Tomé, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Toledo trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Seville to Toledo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Toledo, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Church of Santo Tomé ©
Church of Santo Tomé
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo de Santa Cruz ©
Museo de Santa Cruz

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally wander the streets of Gran Via.

Start your trip to Madrid by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Madrid sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 5th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, steep yourself in history at Universidad de Salamanca, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, steep yourself in history at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip planner.

Drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in July, things will get a bit cooler in Salamanca: highs are around 89°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

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Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra and then admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sintra holiday planning site.

You can drive from Salamanca to Sintra in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salamanca to Sintra. Traveling from Salamanca in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sintra, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Sintra National Palace ©
Sintra National Palace
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra ©
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian or Avenida da Liberdade. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon planner.

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. In July, daytime highs in Lisbon are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama