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

Start: Cordoba, Argentina
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Coimbra, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
3
Cretas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Berlin, Germany
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
8
Atenas, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Cordoba, Argentina

7
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planning site .

Cordoba, Argentina to Lisbon is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Cordoba to Lisbon. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cordoba in March since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

5
nights
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). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Cretas.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazare, Castle of Pombal, Convent of Christ
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

2
nights
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 Castillo de Valderrobres.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cretas route planner .

You can drive from Coimbra to Cretas in 10 hours. Another option is to fly. 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, Castillo de Valderrobres
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Castillo de Valderrobres ©
Castillo de Valderrobres

5
nights
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. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, make a trip to Santuario di Soviore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cretas to Cinque Terre. In April in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time 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
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

3
nights
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, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Chiesa Di San Donato, then wander the streets of Boccadasse, and then kick back and relax at Baia del Silenzio.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Genoa trip site .

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Baia del Silenzio
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

7
nights
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: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Genoa to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; 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 Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

8
nights
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: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Atenas.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
nights
Atenas, Costa Rica

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

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Atenas trip planner .

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 Wildlife

Side Trips

La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Else Kientzler Botanical Garden, Poas Volcano, Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles
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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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