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

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). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online itinerary planner .

Cordoba, Argentina to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-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. 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

Side Trip

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

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: Castle of Pombal (in Pombal), Convent of Christ (in Tomar) and Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco, O Sitio, & more). 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

Chateau de Valderrobres, El Parrizal
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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. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and head outdoors with Pescaturismo a Monterosso.

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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

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, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Baia del Silenzio
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Acquario di Genova ©
Acquario di Genova
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. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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You can fly from Genoa to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Genoa in April, with highs in Paris at 17°C and lows at 7°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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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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

3
days
Atenas, Costa Rica

Atenas ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atenas: Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles (in Tarcoles), La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Atenas trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Berlin to Atenas with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Berlin to Atenas. 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

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

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