46 days in Western Europe Itinerary

46 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), examine the collection at Geldmuseum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Redeemer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Elizabeth's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Neroberg, and then step into the grandiose world of Ruine Königstein.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt tour planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Frankfurt. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bangkok in July: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 31°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Foy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Georges, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, examine the collection at Pixel Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg online holiday maker.

Getting from Frankfurt to Strasbourg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Musee de Montmartre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, and examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

Planning Lisbon trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lagos.
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Lagos, Portugal — 4 nights

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Visit Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Church of Misericordia of Alvor for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Ponta da Piedade and Praia da Batata. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta Do Frances Winery in Silves (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and kick back and relax at Vau Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lagos road trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Lagos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Muelle de las Carabelas are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Barrio Santa Cruz and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from Seville with a short trip to La Rabida Monastery in Palos de la Frontera, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables, browse the exhibits of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seville travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lagos in August, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Take a break from the city and head to Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona and La Playa de Sitges. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and explore the galleries of Casa Vicens.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Visiting EVTT Provence and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of the Foreign Legion and Musee Regards de Provence. Change things up with a short trip to Circuit Pedestre Souvenirs d'Enfance in Aubagne (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, see the interesting displays at L'Argilla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Callelongue, and head outdoors with Visite des Calanques.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marseille travel route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marseille when traveling from Barcelona in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 3 nights

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Tours in Provence - Day Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Les Gorges de Regalon and Sentier Vigneron d'Oppede. When in Aix-en-Provence, make a side trip to see Synagogue in Cavaillon, approximately Cavaillon away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, admire the masterpieces at Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque, examine the collection at Musee Granet, and contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

You can plan Aix-en-Provence trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, see the interesting displays at Les Musees de La Citadelle, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse).

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Aix-en-Provence, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castello Sforzesco and Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Museo Storico Alfa Romeo (in Arese) and Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo (in Morimondo). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Casa Milan, take an in-depth tour of Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Certosa di Milano.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planning tool.

Drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Milan dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palazzo Vecchio and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence journey builder website.

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 2 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia della Mercanzia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella di Piazza, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, then examine the collection at Synagogue and Jewish Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Siena travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Vatican Necropolis, then admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome To Rome, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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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

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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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