53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Kosice, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
7
Padua, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
9
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train + Subway:  2 h 45 min
10
Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry:  30 min
11
Positano, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
12
Amalfi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
13
Capri, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
14
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
15
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
16
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
17
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
18
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
19
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
20
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
21
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
22
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
23
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
24
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

1
night
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.

For where to stay, traveler tips, 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 Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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nights
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 Halaszbastya, 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 Hősök tere, 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 maps, traveler tips, ratings, 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 train; or take a shuttle. 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
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

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nights
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.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, 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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nights
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.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, 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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nights
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 (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije), then examine the collection at Slovenski Etnografski Muzej, and then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Ljubljana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and 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

Parks Nature 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

1
night
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 find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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 train to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
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, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Padua tour itinerary site.

Padua is very close to Venice. 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 take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Padua

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cinta muraria, Parco Querini, Garden of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio, Santuario Madonna della Salute Monteortone, Casa del Petrarca
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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nights
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 Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. i Giardini di Villa Melzi and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Lido di Moltrasio (in Moltrasio), Como (Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, Lido Villa Olmo, &more) and Lido di Menaggio (in Menaggio). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, stroll through Melissa Beach, and stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Padua to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Como, Lido di Moltrasio, Lido di Menaggio, Melissa Beach, i Giardini di Villa Melzi
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 Pantheon. Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and Galleria Borghese. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to La Bufalara Beach (in Sabaudia), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo (in Terracina). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata delle Marmore, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome trip maker app.

Take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, La Bufalara Beach, Lido di Enea, Villa d'Este, Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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night
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 find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and subway 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 ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Solara ©
La Solara
Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento
Correale di Terranova Museum ©
Correale di Terranova Museum

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night
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 take in the exciting artwork at MUDISS - Museo Diocesano Sorrentino-Stabiese.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano tour itinerary planner.

Positano is just a stone's throw from Sorrento. 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 take a bus to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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 find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi day trip tool.

Amalfi is just a short distance from Positano. 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 drive 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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day
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 go from sight to sight with Monte Solaro, and finally stop by Ceramiche Tavassi.

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

Getting from Amalfi to Capri by car takes about 3.5 hours. 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 drive 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.

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

You can drive from Capri to Naples in 2.5 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 Parks

Side Trips

Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Lido Onde Blu
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach, and finally examine the collection at War Photo Limited. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Old Town.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik planner.

Fly from Naples to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time 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
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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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 see maps, other places to visit, reviews, 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 do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European 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 Shopping

Side Trip

Praia da ursa
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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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 Prado National Museum and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Your inner history buff will appreciate Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Royal Palace of Madrid. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Old City (in Segovia) and Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, San Martin Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, walk around Parque del Retiro, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid attractions website.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

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

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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.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 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 Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

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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 where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marseille itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. 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

1
night
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.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. 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 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and flight; 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 Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Powerscourt Gardens and House. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandymount Strand, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time 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 take a train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery 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 Spike Island. 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: examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Dublin to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

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

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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 National Gallery and The Charterhouse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Churchill War Rooms and Old Town Hastings. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Pett Level Beach (in Pett Level), Sussex Prairies Garden (in Henfield) and Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, kick back and relax at Bosham Quay, stroll around Hyde Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Cork to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rye, Woodstock, St. Mary's House & Gardens, Old Town Hastings, Sussex Prairies Garden
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

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