44 days in Western Europe Itinerary

44 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nazare, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus to Foggia, Train to Bari
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Bari, Italy
— 1 night
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luxembourg Gardens and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Place des Vosges.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris online trip maker.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

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.
On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre, don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Porte Cailhau.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux route maker.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

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 Wine Tours & Tastings and Arco do Triunfo. There's much more to do: get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bordeaux to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bordeaux in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nazare.
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Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Nazare, Portugal — 1 night

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nazare sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for slightly colder days in Nazare, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Madrid.
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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madrid tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Nazare to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Nazare in September, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Seville, Spain — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barrio Santa Cruz and Plaza de America. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip app.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Malaga.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Malaga, Spain — 2 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, then walk around Palmeral de las Sorpresas, then don't miss a visit to Estatua del Cenachero, and finally make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Tours · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Fenals Beach in Lloret de Mar--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and stop by El Born.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Malaga in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Montpellier.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

Montpellier, France — 3 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Place Saint-Roch. When in Montpellier, make a side trip to see Musee de la Romanite in Nimes, approximately Nimes away. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Promenade du Peyrou, examine the collection at Carre Sainte-Anne, learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, and snap pictures at Aquadukt Saint Clement.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Montpellier visit planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Montpellier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Montpellier. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.
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Wineries · Museums · Tours · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

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 5th (Wed): hike along Camogli - San Rocco - Batterie - San Fruttuoso Trail, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, then trek along Hike the Punta Manara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): admire the striking features of Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica delle Vigne, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Matteo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Genoa itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Genoa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Genoa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Venice, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice itinerary app.

You can drive from Genoa to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from Genoa in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Ponte Vecchio. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Naples.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Naples, Italy — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Bari.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Bari, Italy — 1 night

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giacomo, then steep yourself in history at Piazza dell'Odegitria, then make a trip to Strada delle Orecchiette, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare e Murat.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bari trip maker.

You can drive from Naples to Bari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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