56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  15​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
5
Bari, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h
6
Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Modena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
13
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
15
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
17
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
18
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
19
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
20
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
21
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada


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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.
Let the collections at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Speculum Alchemiae Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and St Barbara's Church. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Kutna Hora to see Ossuary / The Cemetery Church about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague visit app .

Vancouver, Canada to Prague is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Kutna Hora
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belvedere Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil, don't miss a visit to Ringstrasse, and have fun and explore at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip planning app .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, wander the streets of Cannaregio, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Vienna in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Nicholas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue, and finally steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Dubrovnik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Bari.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Church of Our Lady of the Snow ©
Church of Our Lady of the Snow

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Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castello Svevo di Barletta, examine the collection at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Bitonto, then kick back and relax at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Conversano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale, and finally steep yourself in history at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bari trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari in 7.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Altamura, Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, Castello Svevo di Barletta
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La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino ©
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta ©
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta
Castello Svevo di Barletta ©
Castello Svevo di Barletta

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Capri, Italy

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Villa San Michele, enjoy the sea views from Punta Carena Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Grande Public Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria a Cetrella. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Marina Piccola, Head underground at Grotta di Matromania, then don't miss a visit to Villa Lysis, and finally stroll through Fortini Coastal Walk.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Capri travel app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bari to Capri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Capri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Anacapri
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele

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Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Positano journey maker website .

You can drive from Capri to Positano in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, explore the ancient world of Forum, then delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, then get engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Domenico Maggiore.

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You can take a bus from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Duomo di Orvieto. Appreciate the collections at Galleria Borghese and Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Duomo and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & San Gimignano Bell Tower). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence attractions planning site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Modena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Vignola, indulge your taste buds at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, then explore the world behind art at Galleria Estense, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Abbazia di Nonantola - Museo Benedettino e Diocesano di Arte Sacra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero San Pietro dei Monaci Benedettini, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, then examine the collection at Panini Motor Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Modena tour planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Modena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Modena, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Abbazia di Nonantola - Museo Benedettino e Diocesano di Arte Sacra, Rocca di Vignola
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari ©
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari

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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 (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, make a trip to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, then don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Giovanni Battista, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre route planning site .

You can drive from Modena to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Shopping
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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Chiesa di Santo Stefano, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Doria Tursi, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, admire the masterpieces at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Porta Soprana, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then have fun and explore at Museo della Storia del Genoa, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo San Giorgio.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa online visit planner .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in September since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
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Chiesa di Santo Stefano ©
Chiesa di Santo Stefano
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta ©
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace, and then examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, tee off at Monte Carlo Country Club, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Charles Church.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo online road trip planner .

Getting from Genoa to Monte-Carlo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Prince's Palace
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp, examine the collection at Musee Regards de Provence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip planner .

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marseille, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums
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Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major
Abbaye Saint Victor ©
Abbaye Saint Victor

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Platja del Coco, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of El Born, and finally steep yourself in history at Ciutat Vella. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally wander the streets of Barri de Gracia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Getting from Marseille to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Platja del Coco
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park and National Palace of Pena and Quinta da Regaleira. Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Cabo da Roca. Step out of Lisbon to go to Fatima and see Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Parque das Nacoes, and steep yourself in history at Palacio Chiado.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice), then examine the collection at Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller), and finally get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, then see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and finally view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Geneva day trip planning app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Geneva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Geneva is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Geneva at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lausanne
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Eglise de Saint-Sulpice ©
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Zoological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zurich tour planning website .

You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rapperswil, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Franziskanerkirche. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum der Moderne Monchsberg and Festungsmuseum. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, gain insight at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
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Salzburg Cathedral
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then explore the world behind art at Pinakothek der Moderne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, then see the interesting displays at BMW Headquarters, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Olympic Tower.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning site .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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Pinakothek der Moderne ©
Pinakothek der Moderne
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Munich Residenz
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St. Peter's Church

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