60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— Few hours
Train:  4 h
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
8
Comacchio, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
9
Ancona, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 45 min
10
Brindisi, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry/boat:  9 h
11
Kassiopi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  8 h
13
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  8 h
14
Athens, Greece
— Few hours
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
15
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
16
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
17
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  5 h 45 min
18
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 45 min
19
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
20
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 45 min
21
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  5 h
22
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
23
Lagos, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
24
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h
25
Vigo, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  7 h
26
Cudillero, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h 30 min
27
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  10 h 45 min
28
La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
29
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
30
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
31
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Edmonton, Canada

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip builder.

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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), take in the views from Iron Bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and finally get great views at Main Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Frankfurt online itinerary maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Frankfurt by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Frankfurt: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Nuremberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Prague on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Stephansplatz, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vienna route planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana route planning app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Ljubljana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for Venice on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Comacchio.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
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Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Comacchio, Italy

Comacchio ©
Comacchio is a town and comune of Emilia Romagna, Italy, in the province of Ferrara, 48km from the provincial capital Ferrara.Geographythumb Comacchio is situated in a lagoon just north of the present mouth of the Reno. On the 14th (Tue), take in the views from Trepponti, examine the collection at Museo della Nave Romana, then make a trip to Parco Delta del Po Emilia-Romagna, and finally see the interesting displays at La Manifattura dei Marinati. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Bagno Aloha, then make a splash at Bagno Perla, and then get outside with Malua54.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Comacchio vacation planning website.

You can drive from Venice to Comacchio in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Ancona.

Things to do in Comacchio

Outdoors Museums Theme Parks
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Bagno Perla ©
Bagno Perla
Trepponti ©
Trepponti
Museo della Nave Romana ©
Museo della Nave Romana

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Ancona, Italy

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. On the 16th (Thu), kick back and relax at Baia di Portonovo, get outside with Mezzavalle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Della Santa Casa. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Monumento ai Caduti and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Ciriaco.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ancona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Comacchio to Ancona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Brindisi.

Things to do in Ancona

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santuario Della Santa Casa
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Mezzavalle ©
Mezzavalle
Baia di Portonovo ©
Baia di Portonovo
Santuario Della Santa Casa ©
Santuario Della Santa Casa

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Brindisi, Italy

Brindisi ©
Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Brindisi side-trips: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello), Masseria Brancati (in Ostuni) and Zoosafari (in Fasano). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, examine the collection at Palazzina del Belvedere - Collezione Archeologica Faldetta, and make a trip to Colonne Terminali della Via Appia.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brindisi trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Ancona to Brindisi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Brindisi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kassiopi.

Things to do in Brindisi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taranto, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Masseria Brancati, Zoosafari
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese

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Kassiopi, Greece

Kassiopi ©
Kassiopi is a village, and a resort on the affluent north east coast of Corfu. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, and finally kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Canal D'Amour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kassiopi tour itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Brindisi to Kassiopi with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brindisi in July, expect nights in Kassiopi to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kassiopi

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Canal D'Amour, Paleokastritsa Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 23rd (Thu), take a stroll through Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kassiopi to Athens. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Change things up with a short trip to Matala beach in Matala (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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Athens, Greece

Athens
For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Heraklion, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and then meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Genoa vacation app.

Drive from Florence to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in August since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a stroll through The Panier and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

Drive from Genoa to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, Marseille is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Panier ©
The Panier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, visit El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then walk around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Market of Valencia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): meet the residents at Bioparc Valencia and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Valencia fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Valencia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 8th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, then browse the exhibits of Alcazaba, and then steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Malaga vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Malaga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Balcony of Europe
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway. Here are some ideas for day two: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Albufeira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Hot Wheels Raceway ©
Hot Wheels Raceway

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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Anthony, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lagos day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Saint Vincent, Church of St. Anthony, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lagos in August since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vigo.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Vigo, Spain

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): walk around Parque Monte del Castro, stroll through Playa Samil, and then admire the natural beauty at Fundacion Sales.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vigo travel route app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Vigo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Vigo due to the time zone difference. In August, Vigo is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cudillero.

Things to do in Vigo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Samil ©
Playa Samil
Parque Monte del Castro ©
Parque Monte del Castro
Fundacion Sales ©
Fundacion Sales

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Cudillero, Spain

Cudillero ©
Cudillero is a small village and municipality in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Puerto Pesquero, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia del San Pedro, then wander the wide-open spaces of Granja La Cuesta, then kick back and relax at Playa del Silencio, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cabo Vidio. On your second day here, look for gifts at Relojeria Ceballos, walk around Parque de Ferrera, then see the interesting displays at Fundacion Selgas-Fagalde, and finally enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Cabo Vidio.

Before you visit Cudillero, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Vigo to Cudillero in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Cudillero sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Cudillero

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parque de Ferrera
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Playa del Silencio ©
Playa del Silencio
Lighthouse Cabo Vidio ©
Lighthouse Cabo Vidio
Cabo Vidio ©
Cabo Vidio

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and then make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bilbao trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cudillero to Bilbao takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cudillero in August, expect nights in Bilbao to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Taberna Plaza Nueva ©
Taberna Plaza Nueva

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La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 23rd (Sun), learn about all things military at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, then examine the collection at Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits, and finally don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read La Rochelle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to La Rochelle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Bilbao in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums
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Le Bunker de La Rochelle ©
Le Bunker de La Rochelle
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle ©
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from La Rochelle to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip site.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): visit The Jordaan and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

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