53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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Kosice, Slovakia
— 1 night
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
3
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
7
Padua, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
10
Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
11
Positano, Italy
— 1 night
12
Amalfi, Italy
— 1 night
13
Capri, Italy
— 1 night
14
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
15
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
16
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
17
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
18
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
19
Marseille, France
— 1 night
20
Lyon, France
— 1 night
21
Paris, France
— 2 nights
22
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
23
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

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Kosice, Slovakia

Kosice ©
Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): ponder the design of Singing fountain, don't miss a visit to Tabacka Kulturfabrik, then get engrossed in the history at East Slovak Museum in Kosice, and finally Head underground at Domica Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Orthodox Synagogue and Museum, Presov, don't miss a visit to Immaculata, and then take an in-depth tour of Miklus Prison.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kosice online road trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Kosice is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Kosice. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in August, with highs in Kosice at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Kosice

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Orthodox Synagogue and Museum, Presov, Domica Cave
Highlights from your plan
Miklus Prison ©
Miklus Prison
Orthodox Synagogue and Museum, Presov ©
Orthodox Synagogue and Museum, Presov
Domica Cave ©
Domica Cave

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, then step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, meet the residents at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest visit planner.

You can drive from Kosice to Budapest in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, and then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Horsky Park, step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, get outside with Sad Janka Krala, then explore the activities along Tyrsovo nabrezie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Slovak National Gallery Slovenská národná galéria.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bratislava itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Bratislava sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, get engrossed in the history at Sisi Museum, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then stroll around Stadtpark, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Volksgarten.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna tour planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History, then examine the collection at Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, and then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Ljubljana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. August in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Bled
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
National Museum of Contemporary History ©
National Museum of Contemporary History

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice road trip planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Ljubljana in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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nights
Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, see the interesting displays at Villa Pisani National Museum, steep yourself in history at Casa del Petrarca, then walk around Parco Querini, and finally make a trip to Cinta muraria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Madonna della Salute Monteortone, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then see the sky in a new way at Planetario di Padova, and finally see the interesting displays at MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Padua tour itinerary site.

Traveling by shuttle from Venice to Padua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Padua, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Padua

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Casa del Petrarca, Cinta muraria, Villa Pisani National Museum, Parco Querini, Santuario Madonna della Salute Monteortone
Highlights from your plan
Villa Pisani National Museum ©
Villa Pisani National Museum
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Casa del Petrarca ©
Casa del Petrarca

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa del Balbianello and Lido di Menaggio. Escape the urban bustle at Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio and Lido Villa Olmo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Lido di Moltrasio (in Moltrasio), I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Como (Basilica di Sant'Abbondio & Cathedral of Como (Duomo)). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, browse the exhibits of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Padua to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Como, Lido di Moltrasio, Lido di Menaggio, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Villa del Balbianello
Highlights from your plan
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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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 Vatican Museums. Explore hidden gems such as Cascata delle Marmore and Villa d'Este. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to La Bufalara Beach (in Sabaudia), Lido di Enea (in Latina) and Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo (in Terracina). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, see the interesting displays at Museo Centrale del Risorgimento, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, La Bufalara Beach, Lido di Enea, Villa d'Este, Cascata delle Marmore
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Correale di Terranova Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Solara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, and finally kick back and relax at Leonelli's Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento road trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Solara ©
La Solara
Leonelli's Beach ©
Leonelli's Beach
Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, then don't miss a visit to Forum Baths, then delve into the distant past at Scavi di Stabia, and finally explore the world behind art at MUDISS - Museo Diocesano Sorrentino-Stabiese.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sorrento to Positano in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Castellammare Di Stabia, Forum Baths
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Scavi di Stabia ©
Scavi di Stabia
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

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Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 24th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ravello - Atrani Walk, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Positano to Amalfi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, don't miss a visit to I Faraglioni, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, then stroll through Monte Solaro, and finally stop by Ceramiche Tavassi.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Capri travel route website.

Getting from Amalfi to Capri by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Capri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

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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 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Onde Blu, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and then see the interesting displays at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naples itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. In August in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lido Onde Blu, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik sightseeing planner.

Getting from Naples to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa and then view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Lisbon in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, plan for little chillier nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Praia da ursa
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Prado National Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, San Martin Bridge, &more) and Old City (in Segovia). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, indulge your senses at Vintage Spain, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid sightseeing planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Toledo, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Old City
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, take a stroll through El Born, then stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Born ©
El Born
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): walk around Parc Balneaire du Prado and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marseille itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marseille, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Parc Balneaire du Prado ©
Parc Balneaire du Prado

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and finally walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in September: high temperatures in Lyon hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then look for gifts at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. On your second day here, visit Le Marais, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Powerscourt Gardens and House. There's still lots to do: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandymount Strand, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and look for gifts at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blarney Castle & Gardens and Fota Wildlife Park. Visit Charles Fort and Cork City Gaol for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen), Old Head Golf Links (in Kinsale) and Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty). It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Spike Island and examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip planning site.

Drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cork sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Fota Wildlife Park, Drombeg Stone Circle, Inchydoney Beach
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach

5
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum and The Charterhouse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and Blenheim Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Pett Level Beach (in Pett Level), St. Martin's Church (in Bladon) and Sussex Prairies Garden (in Henfield). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Camber Sands, stroll around Hyde Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Cork to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cork in September, you will find days in London are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Woodstock, Rye, Pett Level Beach, Old Town Hastings, Bateman's
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

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