56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
train:  1​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Versailles, France
— 1 day
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
13
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
14
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Brescia, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
16
Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
17
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
18
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
19
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
20
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
21
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
22
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
23
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
24
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
train:  6​h 15​min
25
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
26
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
27
Portimao, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
28
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
train:  9​h
29
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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.
You've added Arc de Triomphe, Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip tool .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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day
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palace of Versailles as well as Le Jardin de Versailles. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): walk around Le Jardin de Versailles, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Versailles trip itinerary planner.

Versailles is very close to Paris. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Paris Catacombs
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Le Jardin de Versailles ©
Le Jardin de Versailles

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Royal Palace of Brussels, and other attractions you added. On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then take a stroll through Lower Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Versailles to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Versailles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. You will leave for Ghent on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen Castle and then identify plant and animal life at Molsbroek.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Ghent sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Molsbroek
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Old Chocolate House, Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum and The Markt. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and then stop by The Old Chocolate House.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges itinerary planner .

Bruges is just a stone's throw from Ghent. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
The Markt ©
The Markt

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip website .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will leave for Berlin on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

2
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.
You've added The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Pergamonmuseum, Brandenburg Gate, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Berliner Dom, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip maker site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
nights
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.
You've now added Prague Astronomical Clock to your itinerary.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. April in Prague sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Schonbrunner Gardens, Schonbrunn Palace, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get great views at Kahlenberg. On your second day here, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Spanish Riding School, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, catch a live performance at State Opera House, then admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Vienna tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), Domquartier and Schloss Hellbrunn. On the 21st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), see the interesting displays at Domquartier, then see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg).

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip website .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mt. Rigi, Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Lauterbrunnen Village and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Venture out of the city with trips to Golden Pass Railway (in Montreux) and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Brienz). There's still lots to do: get great views at The Nine Towers.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Lucerne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Golden Pass Railway
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Rochers-de-Naye has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Montreux trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Lucerne to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll set off for Milan on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Montreux

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arco della Pace as well as Castello Sforzesco.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Milan holiday builder tool .

You can take a train from Montreux to Milan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Arco della Pace ©
Arco della Pace

2
nights
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Brescia.

Things to do in Venice

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

2
nights
Brescia, Italy

Brescia ©
As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brescia trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Venice to Brescia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Brescia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Desenzano Del Garda.

Things to do in Brescia

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Cimitero Vantiniano ©
Cimitero Vantiniano

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Desenzano Del Garda, Italy

Desenzano Del Garda ©
Desenzano del Garda is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy, on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda. On the 3rd (Fri), learn about all things military at Scaliger Castle, then explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, and then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Desenzano Del Garda online sightseeing planner .

Desenzano Del Garda is very close to Brescia. In May, daily temperatures in Desenzano Del Garda can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Desenzano Del Garda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sirmione
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione ©
Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione
Scaliger Castle ©
Scaliger Castle

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Desenzano Del Garda to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Trails Parks
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Baptistery of St. John, San Lorenzo market, Piazzale Michelangelo, and other attractions you added.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning website .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

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nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Underground Naples.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Naples trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Naples. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trevi Fountain. On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica and then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Place Massena, Fort du Mont Alban, Colline du Chateau overlook, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, contemplate the long history of Monastère de Cimiez, then explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Fort du Mont Alban
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
St Nicholas Cathedral ©
St Nicholas Cathedral
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice ©
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice
Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cathédrale La Major, Palais Longchamp, Chateau d'If, and other attractions. On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marseille road trip tool .

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Calanques
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye Saint Victor ©
Abbaye Saint Victor
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Casa Lleo i Morera, Casa Amatller, Placa de Sant Jaume, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Columbus Monument, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercat Central de Valencia, Casco Antiguo and Torres de Serranos. On the 21st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Torres de Serranos, take a stroll through Casco Antiguo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Grail, and finally savor the flavors at Mercat Central de Valencia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Valencia trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect nights in Valencia to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Puente Nuevo, El Tajo de Ronda and Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza de Toros and then get great views at Puente Nuevo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, take in the views from Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, then contemplate the long history of La Casa Del Rey Moro, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin De Forestier.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Valencia to Ronda takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Leather Museum of Ubrique
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Leather Museum of Ubrique ©
Leather Museum of Ubrique

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga and then explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Gravura, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros, and then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Malaga trip planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Malaga

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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Ronda
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Plaza de Toros ©
Plaza de Toros

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Portimao, Portugal

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vau Beach as well as Praia dos Tres Irmaos. On the next day, kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vau Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portimao journey planner .

You can drive from Malaga to Portimao in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga to Portimao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
Vau Beach ©
Vau Beach

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mosteiro dos Jeronimos as well as Belém Tower. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Portimao to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in May, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Puerta de Alcala, Royal Palace of Madrid, Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Catedral Primada. Relax by the water at Prado National Museum and Puerta del Sol.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums

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Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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