23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online journey planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Kelowna to Paris. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at La Cite du Vin and then snap pictures at Pont de Pierre.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Dedicate the 15th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira do Porto, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porto vacation maker website.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. September in Porto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
Tours · Wineries · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

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 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.
Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Albufeira, Portugal — 4 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Lagos (Ponta da Piedade & Praia Dona Ana) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, relax and rejuvenate at Thai Massage Vilamoura, and get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Albufeira trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Barcelona.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc Guell, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Lyon.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Lyon, France — 2 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lyon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Lyon reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Paris, France — 4 nights

Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Enjoy Paris some more: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1: