38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vitry-sur-Seine, France
— 1 day
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Chatelaillon-Plage, France
— 2 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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La Coruna, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Cascais, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Faro, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Huelva, Spain
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
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Marbella, Spain
— 3 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Malaga, Fly to Valencia
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Perpignan, France
— 2 nights
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 night
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Vitry-sur-Seine, France
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Vitry-sur-Seine, France

— 1 day
Vitry-sur-Seine is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Exploradome, explore the world behind art at Mac Val, don't miss a visit to Fresque Femme Escargot, don't miss a visit to Fresque Seule, then get outside with Roseraie de L'Haÿ, and finally don't miss a visit to Fresque Robotique.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vitry-sur-Seine trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In June, daytime highs in Vitry-sur-Seine are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Chatelaillon-Plage.

Things to do in Vitry-sur-Seine

Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Chatelaillon-Plage, France

— 2 nights
Châtelaillon-Plage is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.It is located south of the city of La Rochelle and is also a suburb. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Corderie Royale, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon. On the next day, take in the waterfront activity at Embarcadere Port de Montfaucon, examine the collection at Abbaye des Chateliers, then don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and finally get great views at Clocher Observatoire.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chatelaillon-Plage road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vitry-sur-Seine to Chatelaillon-Plage. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Chatelaillon-Plage

Museums · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Biarritz, France

— 3 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Step out of Biarritz with an excursion to Plage d'Hendaye in Hendaye--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Promenade Jacques Thibaud, stop by 1001 Fromages - Biarritz, kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and make a trip to Port des Pecheurs.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Biarritz day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chatelaillon-Plage to Biarritz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
San Sebastian - Donostia is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through La Concha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Zurriola Beach, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull.

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

Getting from Biarritz to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Bilbao, Spain

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo) and Peninsula of Magdalena (in Santander). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bilbao are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Coruna.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

La Coruna, Spain

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Santiago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Finisterrae, visit a coastal fixture at Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), then make a trip to Praza de Maria Pita, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento de Maria Pita. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro de Caaveiro, kick back and relax at Playa de Riazor, then get to know the fascinating history of Monte de San Pedro, and finally don't miss a visit to Avenida da Marina.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our La Coruna online visit planner.

Getting from Bilbao to La Coruna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bilbao in July, plan for a bit cooler days in La Coruna, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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 9th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Livraria Lello, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally stroll through Cais da Ribeira. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto online itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Coruna to Porto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Cascais, Portugal

— 2 nights

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Guincho Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais, then look for gifts at Deja Lu Bookshop, and finally admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cascais tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Cascais takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, you will find days in Cascais are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Faro, Portugal

— 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the striking features of Arco da Vila Interpretative Center and then get a dose of the wild on Far-EcoTuk. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Aquashow Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Faro road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cascais to Faro in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Huelva.

Things to do in Faro

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Huelva, Spain

— 1 night
Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Muelle del Tinto, stroll through Playa de Cuesta Maneli, and then take in the waterfront at Muelle de las Carabelas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Huelva online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Faro to Huelva in 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Faro to Huelva due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Faro in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Huelva, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Huelva

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Malaga, Spain

— 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Puerto Marina Benalmadena (in Benalmadena) and Nerja (Papagayo Beach, Balcony of Europe, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Huelva to Malaga in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Malaga are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Marbella, Spain

— 3 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Ronda (Puente Nuevo, El Tajo de Ronda, &more) and Velero Intrepido (in Estepona). And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, visit Born to be Wild, take in the waterfront at Puerto Banus Marina, and get to know the resident critters at Bioparc.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marbella travel route planner.

Getting from Malaga to Marbella by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

— 2 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 23rd (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with Dolphin Adventure, pause for some photo ops at Sikorski Memorial, then visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Prince Ferdinand's Battery, steep yourself in history at Charles V Wall, make a trip to Apes Den, Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mediterranean Steps, and finally wander the streets of Main Street.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gibraltar online trip maker.

You can drive from Marbella to Gibraltar in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in July, you will find days in Gibraltar are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Valencia, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 25th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, then contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Gibraltar to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Gibraltar in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Valencia, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Perpignan, France

— 2 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royale de Collioure, contemplate the long history of Fort Saint-Elme, walk around Promenade du Front de Mer, stop by Les Caves Maillol, then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castillet. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Domaine Boudau, take in the history at Château de Salses, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte des Canalettes, then explore the striking landscape at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Perpignan road trip site.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Perpignan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Perpignan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Clermont-Ferrand, France

— 1 night

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Puy-de-Dome Volcano.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand trip planner.

Traveling by car from Perpignan to Clermont-Ferrand takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Perpignan in July, expect Clermont-Ferrand to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vitry-sur-Seine.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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Vitry-sur-Seine, France

— 2 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Vitry-sur-Seine side-trips: Parc Babyland (in St Pierre du Perray), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace - National Air and Space Museum of France (in Dugny). Enjoy Vitry-sur-Seine some more: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, walk around Parc de Sceaux, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, and don't miss a visit to Fresque Vincennes.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vitry-sur-Seine trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Vitry-sur-Seine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vitry-sur-Seine

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1: