43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Bonn, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Mondsee, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
15
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Arezzo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Alicante, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
28
Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Chambord, France
— 1 night
End: Paris, France

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Clair du 13eme Siecle. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fontainebleau, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Al Salam de Dammarie-les-Lys.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris attractions planning website .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Eglise Saint Clair du 13eme Siecle, Fromagerie, Parc des Felins, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Parc des Felins ©
Parc des Felins
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll around Bois de la Cambre, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Waterloo 1815, and then look for gifts at Les Mac a Oli. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Pairi Daiza.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online visit planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Les Mac a Oli, Pairi Daiza, Memorial Waterloo 1815
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Pairi Daiza ©
Pairi Daiza
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Les Mac a Oli ©
Les Mac a Oli

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of World Heritage Kinderdijk, browse the different shops at Markthal, and then stop by Monsieur Saucisson.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Hoek van Holland beach, World Heritage Kinderdijk
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
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Rotterdam Zoo ©
Rotterdam Zoo
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Hoek van Holland beach ©
Hoek van Holland beach

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Historic Old Town.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bonn.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

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Bonn, Germany

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
On the 9th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanische Garten der Universitat Bonn.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bonn route planning app .

Bonn is just a stone's throw from Cologne. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Bonn

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) and then explore the historical opulence of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg). Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Heidelberger Bonbon Manufaktur, hike along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), then take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), and finally snap pictures at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt day trip planner.

You can drive from Bonn to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Prague.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Pharmacy Museum
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) ©
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)
Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) ©

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 13th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Plast svEdomi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunraticky Forest, and then contemplate the long history of Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument ©

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and finally explore the activities along Tyrsovo nabrezie.

Before you visit Bratislava, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Prague to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
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Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then pick up some local products at Central Market Hall.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping
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Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Central Market Hall ©
Central Market Hall

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip app .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Mondsee on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife Museums Tours
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

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Mondsee, Austria

Mondsee ©
Mondsee is a town in the Vöcklabruck district in the Austrian state of Upper Austria located on the shore of the lake Mondsee. On the 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Badestrand Hallstatt, get a taste of the local shopping with Tostmann Trachten, then explore the activities along Lake Attersee, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and then make a splash at Alpenseebad Mondsee.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mondsee trip builder .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Mondsee takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Mondsee

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Lake Attersee, Tostmann Trachten
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Tostmann Trachten ©
Tostmann Trachten

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 18th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Olaf Gulbransson Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery, and then stop by Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstatten. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Tegernsee and then take a stroll through Marktstrasse.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Mondsee to Munich in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tegernsee, Andechs Monastery, Marktstrasse, Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstatten
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstatten ©
Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstatten
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Lake Tegernsee ©
Lake Tegernsee

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
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Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Hans Waldmann Statue ©
Hans Waldmann Statue

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Milan, Italy

Milan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Case Operaie.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Milan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in September, expect Milan to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toVenice.
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 21st (Mon), get outside with Venetian Lagoon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Biblioteca "Hugo Pratt"
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Venetian Lagoon ©
Venetian Lagoon
Biblioteca ©
Biblioteca "Hugo Pratt"

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've now added Colosseum to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Arezzo.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Valmontone Outlet, Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Valmontone Outlet ©
Valmontone Outlet

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Arezzo, Italy

Arezzo ©
Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Ivan Bruschi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria della Pieve, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Arezzo road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Rome to Arezzo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Arezzo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Basilica di San Francesco ©
Basilica di San Francesco
Santa Maria della Pieve ©
Santa Maria della Pieve
Galleria Ivan Bruschi ©
Galleria Ivan Bruschi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata di Corso Italia.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Genoa route planning app .

Traveling by car from Arezzo to Genoa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Avignon.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Passeggiata di Corso Italia ©
Passeggiata di Corso Italia

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Avignon, France

Avignon
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine d'Eyragues.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Avignon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Avignon when traveling from Genoa in September, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums

Side Trip

Musee du Patrimoine d'Eyragues
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
For shopping fun, head to La casa del semaforo y el cuartel de los carabineros or Ernesto de Barcelona. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and La Playa de Sitges. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona in Castelldefels, about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the waterfront activity at El Puerto de Barcelona and take an in-depth tour of Museo Palacio Mercader.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona tour planning tool .

Getting from Avignon to Barcelona by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Avignon in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, La casa del semaforo y el cuartel de los carabineros, Museo Palacio Mercader, Scuba & Snorkeling, La Playa de Sitges
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ernesto de Barcelona ©
Ernesto de Barcelona

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Valencia sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at La Mata Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Zenia Boulevard, and then stroll through El Palmeral. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen Del Pilar and then head off the coast to Isla de Tabarca.

Make your Alicante itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Alicante takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Alicante sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

El Palmeral, Isla de Tabarca, Santuario de la Virgen Del Pilar, Zenia Boulevard, La Mata Beach
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El Palmeral ©
El Palmeral
Isla de Tabarca ©
Isla de Tabarca
Zenia Boulevard ©
Zenia Boulevard

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Granada day trip tool .

You can drive from Alicante to Granada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alicante in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Granada, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Galeria Alea ©
Galeria Alea

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip app .

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in October, Seville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Torre Giralda ©
Torre Giralda

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Genesis - Sebastiao Salgado, delve into the mystery of Farol do Bugio, then explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parque Natural da Arrabida, Boca do Inferno, Farol do Bugio
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada and then take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Toledo trip builder .

Fly from Lisbon to Toledo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Toledo is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Toledo when traveling from Lisbon in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at El Rastro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, then wander the streets of La Latina, and finally meet the residents at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

Take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zaragoza.

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Zoo Aquarium de Madrid ©
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid

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Zaragoza, Spain

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The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and then steep yourself in history at Palacio de la Aljaferia.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zaragoza route site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Zaragoza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Zaragoza can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lourdes.

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Historic Sites
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
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Monasterio de Piedra
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Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

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Lourdes, France

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Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Plan a Lourdes trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Lourdes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zaragoza in October; daily highs in Lourdes reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bordeaux.

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Historic Sites Museums
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Chateau Fort of Lourdes
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Sanctuaire Notre-Dame

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Bordeaux, France

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With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip website .

You can drive from Lourdes to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chambord.

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Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Pey-Berland Tower
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La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux

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Chambord, France

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Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get outside with Domaine national de Chambord, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, then look for gifts at L'epicerie d'Arlette, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beaugency. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Domaine du Croc du Merle and then explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau des Enigmes.

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Drive from Bordeaux to Chambord in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bordeaux in October: high temperatures in Chambord hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

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Domaine du Croc du Merle, Chateau de Beaugency, L'epicerie d'Arlette, Le Chateau des Enigmes
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
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Domaine du Croc du Merle
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Le Chateau des Enigmes
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