23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Perth, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mareuil, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon, France
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Santander, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Oviedo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
Perth, Australia

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then take a stroll through Trocadero, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris online driving holiday planner .

Perth, Australia to Paris is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Roquetaillade and then get in on the family fun at Parc de la Coccinelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Public, then make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), then examine the collection at Musee d'Aquitaine, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pey-Berland Tower.

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

Take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Bordeaux

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Roquetaillade, Parc de la Coccinelle
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Parc de la Coccinelle ©
Parc de la Coccinelle
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
Roquetaillade ©
Roquetaillade

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hours
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): Head underground at Abri de Cap Blanc, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil route planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mareuil.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Abri de Cap Blanc ©
Abri de Cap Blanc

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Mareuil, France

Mareuil
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Mareuil, get great views at Fort Medoc, then contemplate the waterfront views at Poitevin Marshes, and finally experience rural life at Laurence Of Arabians.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mareuil trip maker app .

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Mareuil in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mareuil are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon.

Things to do in Mareuil

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon, France

Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for gifts at Cave Larégnère, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Lardy, and then play a few rounds at Golf des Vigiers.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mareuil to Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon in 1.5 hours. In July in Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon

#Golf, #Outdoors, #Wineries

Side Trips

Golf des Vigiers, Cave Larégnère, Chateau Lardy
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Chateau Lardy ©
Chateau Lardy
Cave Larégnère ©
Cave Larégnère

2
days
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Cristobal Balenciaga Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and then step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Parte Vieja and then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon in July, plan for little chillier days in San Sebastian - Donostia, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Santander.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cristobal Balenciaga Museum
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Monte Igueldo ©
Monte Igueldo

0
days
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.
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santander online visit planner .

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santander in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July: high temperatures in Santander hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Oviedo.

Things to do in Santander

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nightlife
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2
days
Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Aguilar Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Cabo Vidio. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias and then see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Oviedo vacation builder site .

You can drive from Santander to Oviedo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Oviedo

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno, Cabo Vidio, Aguilar Beach
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Cabo Vidio ©
Cabo Vidio
Aguilar Beach ©
Aguilar Beach
Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno ©
Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno

1
day
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santiago de Compostela, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Oviedo in July since evenings lows in Santiago de Compostela dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

#Spas, #Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela ©

2
days
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the views from Porto Bridge Climb and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga, then stroll through Parque da Cidade do Porto, and then kick back and relax at Matosinhos Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto journey planning tool .

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Porto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga, Matosinhos Beach
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Porto Calem ©
Porto Calem

2
days
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 17th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cabo da Roca, then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, and then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Alfama, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online day trip planner .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Obidos Village, Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Isla Magica.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll through Park Guell, and then explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell

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