15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  5 h 30 min
3
Dax, France
— 1 night
train:  4 h
4
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 45 min
5
Valladolid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  8 h
6
Aveiro, Portugal
— 2 nights
train:  6 h
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
End: Madrid, Spain

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nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Romer, Burg Kronberg, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Main Tower, contemplate the long history of St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then hunt for treasures at Kleinmarkthalle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with MyZeil. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, catch a live event at Commerzbank-Arena, get to know the fascinating history of Sachsenhausen, then explore the historical opulence of Burg Kronberg, then experience the emotional art of opera at Opera Frankfurt, and finally don't miss a visit to Berger Str..

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt online travel planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Burg Kronberg
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St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche) ©
St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche)
Historisches Museum Frankfurt ©
Historisches Museum Frankfurt

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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.
You've added Galerie Vivienne, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), wander the streets of Canal Saint-Martin and then don't miss a visit to Place des Vosges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Parc de la Villette, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, then see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip builder.

Getting from Frankfurt to Paris by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dax.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Dax, France

Dax ©
Dax is a commune in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France, sub-prefecture of the Landes department.It is known as a spa, specialising in mud treatment for rheumatism and similar ailments.It is also a market town, former bishopric and busy local centre, especially for the Chalosse area.HistoryIt was first established by the Romans, and its reputation is supposed to date from a visit by Julia, the daughter of the first Emperor Octavian Augustus. Grande Plage has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Grande Plage.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dax itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paris to Dax. In August, daily temperatures in Dax can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Dax

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Domaine Darmendieu, Barthouil, Grande Plage
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Grande Plage ©
Grande Plage
Barthouil ©
Barthouil
Un Bain au Chocolat ©
Un Bain au Chocolat

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through La Concha Beach, admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, then stop by Parte Vieja, then explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Vicente. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Itzurun, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita de San Telmo, and then see the interesting displays at Cristobal Balenciaga Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Dax to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zumaia, Cristobal Balenciaga Museum
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Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Playa de Itzurun ©
Playa de Itzurun

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Valladolid, Spain

Valladolid ©
A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): do a tasting at Bodega Muelas, do a tasting at Bodegas Grupo Yllera, then let the kids burn off some steam at El Valle de los Seis Sentidos, then learn about all things military at Academia de Caballeria, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor de Valladolid.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Valladolid trip planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Valladolid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Valladolid, with highs around 84°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aveiro.

Things to do in Valladolid

Fun & Games Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bodega Muelas, Bodegas Grupo Yllera, El Valle de los Seis Sentidos
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El Valle de los Seis Sentidos ©
El Valle de los Seis Sentidos
Plaza Mayor de Valladolid ©
Plaza Mayor de Valladolid
Bodegas Grupo Yllera ©
Bodegas Grupo Yllera

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Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. You've added Praia da Costa Nova, Parque Infante D. Pedro, Aveiro Railway Station, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Farol da Barra, then stroll through Praia da Costa Nova, and then explore the world behind art at Alianca Underground Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade, then admire the striking features of Aveiro Railway Station, and then stroll around Parque Infante D. Pedro.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aveiro trip planner.

You can drive from Valladolid to Aveiro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Valladolid to Aveiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ilhavo, Alianca Underground Museum, Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade, Praia de Sao Jacinto
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Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
Praia de Sao Jacinto ©
Praia de Sao Jacinto
Alianca Underground Museum ©
Alianca Underground Museum

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Rastro, Mercado San Miguel, Plaza de Cibeles, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol and then pause for some photo ops at Plaza de Cibeles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via, browse the eclectic array of goods at El Rastro, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then make a trip to Plaza De Zocodover, and finally take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aveiro to Madrid. The time zone difference when traveling from Aveiro to Madrid is 1 hour. August in Madrid sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 66°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Playa del Alberche
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Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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