43 days in Europe & Central America Itinerary

43 days in Europe & Central America Itinerary

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43 days in Europe & Central America Itinerary

Cordoba, Argentina
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Coimbra, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Cretas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
Berlin, Germany
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Atenas, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Cordoba, Argentina

7
days
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, & more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Belém Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery.

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Cordoba, Argentina to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Cordoba to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cordoba in March since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

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Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
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Belém Tower

5
days
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco, O Sitio, & more), Castle of Pombal (in Pombal) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). And it doesn't end there: get lost in a book at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, snap pictures at Ponte Pedro e Ines, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico.

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Take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cretas.

Things to do in Coimbra

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Nazare, Castle of Pombal, Convent of Christ
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

1
day
Cretas, Spain

Cretas
Cretas or Cretes is a municipality located in the Matarraña/Matarranya comarca, province of Teruel, Aragon, Spain. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): head outdoors with El Parrizal and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Valderrobres.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coimbra to Cretas. Traveling from Coimbra to Cretas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Cretas, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Cretas

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Parrizal, Chateau de Valderrobres
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5
days
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and make a trip to Santuario di Soviore.

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Explore your travel options from Cretas to Cinque Terre with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon

2
days
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 20th (Fri), partake in some friendly competition at Ilgioco.net - Escape Room Games & more, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acquario di Genova, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano, then make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Chiesa Di San Donato, take a stroll through Boccadasse, and then kick back and relax at Baia del Silenzio.

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You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Genoa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Baia del Silenzio
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Acquario di Genova ©
Acquario di Genova
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio

7
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Getting from Genoa to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Genoa in April since evenings lows in Paris dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

7
days
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Atenas.

Things to do in Berlin

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Pergamon Museum ©
Pergamon Museum
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
days
Atenas, Costa Rica

Atenas ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atenas: Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles (in Tarcoles), La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park).

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Berlin to Atenas. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Atenas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atenas

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Poas Volcano, Else Kientzler Botanical Garden
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El Toledo Coffee Tour ©
El Toledo Coffee Tour
La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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