41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
2
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Sitges, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Ordino, Andorra
— 4 nights
5
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Acquaviva, San Marino
— 4 nights
7
Pisa, Italy
— 4 nights
8
San Gimignano, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
10
Vicenza, Italy
— 3 nights
11
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Madrid is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Madrid to be somewhat warmer, around °F, while days are much hotter, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Acueduct of Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
nights
Bilbao, 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 11th (Sat): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, thentake a stroll through Parte Vieja, and then indulge your taste buds at La Ribera Market. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, thentake in the views from Puente Zubizuri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao trip site.

You can fly from Madrid to Bilbao in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bilbao: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sitges.

Things to do in Bilbao

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia
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Food Tours
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

3
nights
Sitges, Spain

Sitges ©
Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Venture out of the city with trips to Salou (Illuminated Fountain, PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa de Sitges, take in the waterfront at Passeig Maritim, and take an in-depth tour of Palau de Maricel.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sitges trip planning tool.

You can fly from Bilbao to Sitges in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bilbao in July since evenings lows in Sitges dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ordino.

Things to do in Sitges

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Salou
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PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park ©
PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park
PortAventura
PortAventura
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges

4
nights
Ordino, Andorra

Ordino ©
Ordino is the most northerly parish in the Principality of Andorra. Step out of Ordino to go to Soldeu and see Soldeu - El Tarter, which is approximately 44 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Mirador del Roc del Quer, see the interesting displays at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, and identify plant and animal life at Valle de Incles.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ordino trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Sitges to Ordino in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Ordino

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Arinsal, Canillo, Soldeu - El Tarter, Lagos de Tristania, Valle de Incles
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Lagos de Tristania ©
Lagos de Tristania
Mirador del Roc del Quer ©
Mirador del Roc del Quer
Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit ©
Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Fornillo (in Positano), Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naples journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ordino to Naples takes 16.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Naples are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Acquaviva.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Fornillo, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

4
nights
Acquaviva, San Marino

Acquaviva
As one of the smallest but most picturesque places in San Marino, Acquaviva draws tourists with two things--its gorgeous aquamarine waters and its adventure park.
Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at San Marino Adventures.

To find out how to plan a trip to Acquaviva, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Naples to Acquaviva in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Acquaviva can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 31st (Fri), you're off to Pisa.

Things to do in Acquaviva

Theme Parks
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4
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Get out of town with these interesting Pisa side-trips: Portovenere (in Porto Venere) and Lucca (Torre Guinigi, Piazza Anfiteatro, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and admire the striking features of Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Acquaviva to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Pisa, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucca, Portovenere
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

2
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Step out of San Gimignano to go to Siena and see Piazza del Campo, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Fattoria Il Piano, don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of San Gimignano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano, and view the masterpieces at Oibo Re-Design.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Gimignano road trip app.

Getting from Pisa to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in San Gimignano sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Matera.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Piazza del Campo
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Fattoria Il Piano ©
Fattoria Il Piano
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne ©
Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne

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Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, thenmake a trip to Casa Noha, thenmake a trip to Sassi di Matera, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Madonna delle Virtu Nuova, and then stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Matera journey app.

Fly from San Gimignano to Matera in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Matera can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vicenza.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale

3
nights
Vicenza, Italy

Vicenza ©
Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica Palladiana, admire the striking features of Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally make a trip to Prato della Valle. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Pieriboni and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vicenza trip builder site.

Getting from Matera to Vicenza by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Matera in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vicenza: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Genoa.

Things to do in Vicenza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Padua, Lago di Garda
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Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony

3
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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Chiesa Di San Pietro (in Corniglia) and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, take a stroll through Boccadasse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vicenza to Genoa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Genoa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Cinque Terre
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

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