41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sitges, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Ordino, Andorra
— 4 nights
Drive:  13 h 45 min
5
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Acquaviva, San Marino
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Pisa, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
San Gimignano, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
9
Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Train:  5 h 30 min
10
Vicenza, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral Primada (in Toledo) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid holiday planner.

San Francisco, USA to Madrid is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Madrid, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Catedral Primada, Acueduct of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take a stroll through Parte Vieja, and then indulge your taste buds at La Ribera Market. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then take in the views from Puente Zubizuri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao trip site.

You can fly from Madrid to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bilbao: highs are around 79°F and lows about 61°F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sitges.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

3
nights
Sitges, Spain

Sitges ©
Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Venture out of the city with trips to Salou (Illuminated Fountain, PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Passeig Maritim, admire the masterpieces at Palau de Maricel, and stroll through La Playa de Sitges.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sitges trip planning tool.

You can fly from Bilbao to Sitges in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bilbao in July since evenings lows in Sitges dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ordino.

Things to do in Sitges

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Salou
Highlights from your plan
PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park ©
PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park
PortAventura
PortAventura
Illuminated Fountain ©
Illuminated Fountain

4
nights
Ordino, Andorra

Ordino ©
Ordino is the most northerly parish in the Principality of Andorra. Step out of Ordino to go to Soldeu and see Soldeu - El Tarter, which is approximately 44 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Ordino Arcalis. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Vallnord Pal-Arinsal. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de Incles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, and hike along Tristaina Lake Trail.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ordino trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Sitges to Ordino in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Ordino

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Arinsal, Canillo, Soldeu - El Tarter, Lagos de Tristania, Valle de Incles
Highlights from your plan
Lagos de Tristania ©
Lagos de Tristania
Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit ©
Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit
Tristaina Lake Trail ©
Tristaina Lake Trail

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens), Fornillo (in Positano) and Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naples journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ordino to Naples takes 16.5 hours. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Acquaviva.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Fornillo, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

4
nights
Acquaviva, San Marino

Acquaviva
As one of the smallest but most picturesque places in San Marino, Acquaviva draws tourists with two things--its gorgeous aquamarine waters and its adventure park.
Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at San Marino Adventures.

To find out how to plan a trip to Acquaviva, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Naples to Acquaviva in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Acquaviva can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 31st (Fri), you're off to Pisa.

Things to do in Acquaviva

Theme Parks

4
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Get out of town with these interesting Pisa side-trips: Portovenere (in Porto Venere) and Lucca (Torre Guinigi, Piazza Anfiteatro, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and steep yourself in history at Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pisa trip app.

Traveling by car from Acquaviva to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in Pisa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucca, Portovenere
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

2
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Step out of San Gimignano to go to Siena and see Piazza del Campo, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Duomo di San Gimignano, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and view the masterpieces at Oibo Re-Design.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Gimignano road trip app.

Getting from Pisa to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Matera.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Piazza del Campo
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Fattoria Il Piano ©
Fattoria Il Piano

2
nights
Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then make a trip to Casa Noha, then make a trip to Sassi di Matera, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Madonna delle Virtu Nuova, and then stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matera journey app.

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from San Gimignano to Matera in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vicenza.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale

3
nights
Vicenza, Italy

Vicenza ©
Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica Palladiana, admire the striking features of Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally make a trip to Prato della Valle. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Pieriboni and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vicenza trip builder site.

Getting from Matera to Vicenza by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Matera in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vicenza: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Genoa.

Things to do in Vicenza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Padua, Lago di Garda
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare) and Chiesa Di San Pietro (in Corniglia). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Genoa online trip builder.

Getting from Vicenza to Genoa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Genoa are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cinque Terre
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Chiesa Di San Pietro ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro

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