51 days in Fort Lauderdale & Europe Itinerary

51 days in Fort Lauderdale & Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Fort Lauderdale & Europe Itinerary

Start: Memphis, United States
Fly:  5 h
1
Fort Lauderdale, United States
— 2 nights
Allure of the Seas:  278 h 30 min
2
Malaga, Spain
— 1 day
Allure of the Sea:  34 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Gijon, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Santander, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Bilbao, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
10
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
12
Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
13
Nimes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
14
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
15
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Genoa, Italy

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Fort Lauderdale, United States

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 28th (Fri), take a stroll through Lincoln Road and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale online driving holiday planner .

Memphis to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Fort Lauderdale. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Memphis in February, with highs in Fort Lauderdale at 78°F and lows at 65°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Shark Valley Visitor Center
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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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 13th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga, contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Fort Lauderdale to Malaga takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Malaga. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March, with highs in Malaga at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, historic sites, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Malaga in March: highs in Barcelona hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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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 20th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Granada holiday builder website.

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in March since evenings lows in Granada dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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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 23rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Alfama, then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip website.

Getting from Granada to Lisbon by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Granada in March, with lows around 48°F. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto holiday tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Porto, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Gijon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Gijon, Spain

Gijon
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Venture out of the city with trips to Oviedo (Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano & San Miguel de Lillo). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Lorenzo, admire the landmark architecture of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, and stroll around Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina).

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Gijon route planning site.

You can drive from Porto to Gijon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. March in Gijon sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oviedo, Capilla de Nuestra Senora del Buen Suceso
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Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Room Escape Games

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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.
On the 31st (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Ayuntamiento.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santander vacation site.

You can drive from Gijon to Santander in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in March, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Nature
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Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena

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Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bilbao: Church of Santo Tomas (in Haro) and Bodegas Tritium (in Cenicero). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the collection at Biblioteca Central de Bidebarrieta, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bilbao tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Santander to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodegas Tritium, Church of Santo Tomas
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, make a trip to Peine del Viento, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip builder app.

Traveling by bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Tours Nature
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Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

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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.
Bordeaux is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Bordeaux, make a trip to The Water Mirror, admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux tour planner.

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Place Parlement ©
Place Parlement

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Place du Capitole, explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, stop by La Maison du savon de Marseille, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Toulouse planning website.

Getting from Bordeaux to Toulouse by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Nimes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Room Escape Games
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

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Nimes, France

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 13th (Mon), test your team's savvy at Cap'vr, enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Magne, admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, don't miss a visit to Place du Marche, then delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, and finally make a trip to Square Antonin.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nimes trip planner.

Traveling by train from Toulouse to Nimes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Nimes sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Jardins de la Fontaine ©
Jardins de la Fontaine
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Toril d'Artistes ©
Toril d'Artistes

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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.
Marseille is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Immeubles Pouillon, stroll through Parc National des Calanques, and enjoy some diversion at Skatepark du Prado.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Marseille trip app.

Traveling by car from Nimes to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Marseille are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

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Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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