12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carvoeiro, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Detroit

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Genoa, Italy

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Santuario della Madonna del Monte and Santuario della Madonna della Guardia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Bagni Medusa and Bubble Lounge Diving. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni Evangelista di Pre, examine the collection at Raccolta Frugone, make a trip to Chiesa Di San Donato, and contemplate the long history of Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi.

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Detroit, USA to Genoa is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Detroit in May, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barri de Gracia, then stop by L'Eixample District, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, and then examine the collection at MEAM Museu Europeu d'Art Modern.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Genoa to Barcelona in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Seville.

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Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
Get in touch with nature at Donana Wings and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Centro de la Cerámica de Triana and Iglesia de San Antonio Abad (El Silencio) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Sevilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, and contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Caridad.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carvoeiro.

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Carvoeiro, Portugal

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Thu), head outdoors with Praia de Paraiso, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Senhora da Rocha, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach of Our Lady of the Rock. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pescadores Beach, surround yourself with nature on Aurora Boat Trips, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil.

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Getting from Seville to Carvoeiro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Carvoeiro due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.