46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Briancon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tours, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Carnac, France
— 1 night
Drive
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La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayonne, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Annecy is known for nature, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, see the interesting displays at Musee Chateau, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Annecy visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Annecy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Annecy sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Briancon.
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Briancon, France — 1 night

Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): fly down the slopes at Luge Monty Express, then fly down the slopes at Montgenevre Ski Resort, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort du Chateau.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Briancon online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Annecy to Briancon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, get a sense of history and politics at Palais de Justice de Montbenon, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and finally take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lausanne online tour planner.

Drive from Briancon to Lausanne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.
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Tours, France — 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 25th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, and finally go for a walk through Place Plumereau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Tours, examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Tours online trip maker.

You can drive from Lausanne to Tours in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo, France — 1 night

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 27th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, then get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, then stop by Epices Roellinger, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tours to Saint-Malo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carnac.
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Carnac, France — 1 night

Carnac is a commune beside the Gulf of Morbihan on the south coast of Brittany in the Morbihan department in north-western France.Its inhabitants are called Carnacois in French. To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carnac trip app.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Carnac in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Carnac, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will leave for La Rochelle on the 28th (Fri).
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La Rochelle, France — 1 night

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Vieux Port, then don't miss a visit to Porte de la Grosse-Horloge, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, and finally don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Carnac to La Rochelle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in La Rochelle, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to The Water Mirror, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre, and then admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayonne.
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Bayonne, France — 2 nights

Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. On the 1st (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of Eglise Saint-Andre, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, then appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge, and finally stop by Les Jolies Choses Bayonne.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bayonne road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Bayonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bayonne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Peine del Viento, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then stop by Cibrian Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bayonne to San Sebastian - Donostia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stop by Le Bigott, then don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Casco Viejo, then admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao trip planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Santiago de Compostela.
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain — 1 night

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela trip planner.

Fly from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Santiago de Compostela is slightly colder than Bilbao - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de Gracia, make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento De Las Hermanas De La Cruz, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba day trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago de Compostela to Cordoba in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in May: high temperatures in Cordoba hover around 34°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Balcony of Europe, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and steep yourself in history at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Granada tour planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 1 night

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Grand Casemates Square, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Gibraltar Distillery, then explore the fascinating underground world of St. Michael's Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, and finally make a trip to The Rock of Gibraltar.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gibraltar online travel planner.

Drive from Granada to Gibraltar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in May, expect nights in Gibraltar to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Marta, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 5 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. In May, Porto is a bit cooler than Seville - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 1 night

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra online attractions planner.

You can drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online vacation planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Mosque of Christ of the Light, Catedral Primada, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madrid sightseeing app.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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