22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Rotterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Chamonix, France
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
4
Bonifacio, France
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 45​min
5
Carcassonne, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Lisbon, Portugal

1
night
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 1st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam road trip site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Rotterdam is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Rotterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get slightly colder in Rotterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Efteling
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Efteling ©
Efteling
Erasmus Bridge ©
Erasmus Bridge
Rotterdam Centraal Station ©
Rotterdam Centraal Station

1
night
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial, and then get engrossed in the history at In Flanders Fields Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ieper (Ypres) trip maker tool .

Getting from Rotterdam to Ieper (Ypres) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Ieper (Ypres), expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tyne Cot Cemetery
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In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial

1
day
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Ieper (Ypres) to Chamonix takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Tours
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi

2
nights
Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, and then stroll through Plage de Balistra. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sutta Rocca Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bonifacio trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Bonifacio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Bonifacio, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Balistra ©
Plage de Balistra

4
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Abbaye de Fontfroide. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Musee Toulouse-Lautrec (in Albi), Place du Capitole (in Toulouse) and Promenade du Front de Mer (in Argeles-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bonifacio to Carcassonne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Bonifacio, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Carcassonne, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Albi, Abbaye de Fontfroide, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Promenade du Front de Mer, Room Escape Games
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Abbaye de Fontfroide
Abbaye de Fontfroide

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visiting Fenals Beach and Playa de la Pineda will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Llevant Beach and Dali Theatre-Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Pont del Diable (in Tarragona), Illuminated Fountain (in Salou) and Village Medieval de Pals (in Pals). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Vila Vella (Old Town), admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona visit planner .

You can take a train from Carcassonne to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Salou, Vila Vella (Old Town), Dali Theatre-Museum, Playa de la Pineda, Pont del Diable
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Llevant Beach ©
Llevant Beach
Playa de la Pineda ©
Playa de la Pineda
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

4
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Step out of the city life by going to Poniente Beach and Playa La Granadella. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peñón de Ifac Natural Park and Playa de Levante o la Fossa. Explore Valencia's surroundings by going to Arenal Beach (in Javea), Playa de Levante (in Benidorm) and Playa Gandia (in Playa de Gandia). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Peniscola Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Valencia trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Valencia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Benidorm, Calpe, Javea, Peniscola Castle, Playa Gandia
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Arenal Beach ©
Arenal Beach
Playa Gandia ©
Playa Gandia
Playa de Levante o la Fossa ©
Playa de Levante o la Fossa

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa de la Barrosa and Playa El Palmar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Catedral de Cadiz (in Cadiz), Jewish Quarter (Juderia) (in Cordoba) and Puente Nuevo (in Ronda). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and admire the striking features of Torre Giralda.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Valencia to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Catedral de Cadiz, Jewish Quarter (Juderia), Playa de la Barrosa, Puente Nuevo, Playa El Palmar
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Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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