18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 day
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Girona, Spain
— 1 night
Bus
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Barcelona, Spain
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
10
Formia, Italy
Drive
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Anzio, Italy
Drive
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Fiumicino, Italy
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Livorno, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Modena, Italy
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 1 day

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip website.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 2 nights

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.
Before you visit San Sebastian - Donostia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Pont de Pierre, explore the galleries of La Cite du Vin, and then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Girona.
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Girona, Spain — 1 night

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a stroll through Patronat Call de Girona.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Girona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Girona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bordeaux in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Girona, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip builder website.

Drive from Girona to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Girona in October, with lows around 18°C. You will leave for Lauterbrunnen on the 12th (Wed).
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 1 night

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Lauterbrunnen takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Como.
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Como, Italy — 1 night

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Faro voltiano and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Como day trip site.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Como in 3.5 hours. October in Como sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 1 night

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi trip builder app.

You can fly from Venice to Amalfi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, things will get a bit warmer in Amalfi: highs are around 26°C and lows about 20°C. You will leave for Formia on the 17th (Mon).
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Formia, Italy

Formia is a city and comune in the province of Latina, on the Mediterranean coast of Lazio (Italy). For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Formia itinerary tool.

Drive from Amalfi to Formia in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Amalfi in October, Formia is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Anzio.
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Anzio, Italy

Anzio is a city and comune on the coast of the Lazio region of Italy, about 51km south of Rome.Well known for its seaside harbour setting, it is a fishing port and a departure point for ferries and hydroplanes to the Pontine Islands of Ponza, Palmarola and Ventotene. To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Anzio online trip builder.

Getting from Formia to Anzio by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Fiumicino on the 17th (Mon).
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Fiumicino, Italy

Fiumicino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015). Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): boost your wellbeing at QC Terme - Roma.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fiumicino road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Anzio to Fiumicino takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Fiumicino sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Livorno.
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Livorno, Italy — 1 night

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Livorno trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Fiumicino to Livorno in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Livorno are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Modena.
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Modena, Italy — 1 night

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena and then examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari.

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

Traveling by car from Livorno to Modena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Modena can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Place Massena and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

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Getting from Modena to Nice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Modena in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You will leave for Madrid on the 21st (Fri).
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid online travel planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).
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Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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