12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h 15​min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Porto, Portugal


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1
night
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. On the next day, admire the striking features of Paco Episcopal, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, stop by Touriga Vinhos de Portugal, then walk around Praca de Lisboa, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porto day trip website .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza de Guipuzkoa, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Porto to San Sebastian - Donostia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to San Sebastian - Donostia is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then admire the striking features of Prince's Palace, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from San Sebastian - Donostia to Monte-Carlo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monte-Carlo, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prince's Palace, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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nights
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.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice trip maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Holzhausenschlosschen, stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, then stroll around Hafenpark, and finally don't miss a visit to Romer. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt holiday planning website .

Fly from Venice to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in June, expect Frankfurt to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, get your game on at Museumphoto, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam attractions planning site .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Frankfurt, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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