39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 day
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Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da ursa and Feathers & Scales. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip builder website.

Dallas, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Get some historical perspective at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz. Venture out of the city with trips to Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda, Museo Lara, &more). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seville trip tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seville, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Boca del Asno. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Synagogue of Saint Mary the White for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, shop like a local with Gran Via, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madrid online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Valencia Cathedral and Plaza de la Virgen. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and La Lonja de la Seda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valencia: Javea (Spas & Playa del Arenal) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Denia). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Central Market of Valencia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Valencia trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Valencia, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Old Town and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and Cimetiere du Chateau. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Nice takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valencia in August: highs in Nice hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 day

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 15th (Tue), Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco and then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In August, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola and Museo di Palazzo Reale. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. Step out of Genoa to go to Sestri Levante and see Baia del Silenzio, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, visit Boccadasse, and examine the collection at Dialogo nel Buio.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Genoa trip planning app.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Orrido di Bellano. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Piazza delle Erbe. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Casa di Giulietta, &more), Forte Montecchio Nord (in Colico) and Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, and shop like a local with Almach Art Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan route builder.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Milan when traveling from Genoa in August, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Head to Galerie Estades Lyon and La Place Bellecourfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Colline de Fourviere. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Beaune (Galeries Bartoux Beaune, Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, &more) and Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, stop by La Fromagerie d'Oullins, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Milan to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Milan in August since evenings lows in Lyon dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Change things up with a short trip to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

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Traveling by flight from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 4 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Concha Beach and Basque Coast Geopark. Venture out of the city with trips to Natural Monument of the Sequoias of Monte Cabezon (in Cabezon de la Sal), Parte Vieja (in San Sebastian - Donostia) and Conservas Juanjo (in Santona). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Urdaibai Bird Center, experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Casco Viejo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao route planner.

You can fly from Paris to Bilbao in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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