14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Pienza, Italy
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night


Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Casco Historico de Toledo and Royal Palace of Madrid. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito & Catedral Primada). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum.

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Guadalajara, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Guadalajara to Madrid, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guadalajara in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then stop by Trastevere, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

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Getting from Madrid to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pienza.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Pienza, Italy — 3 nights

Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. On the 21st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella, then test the waters at Piscine Termali Theia, then make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di San Biagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral, examine the collection at Palazzo Piccolomini, don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, then wander the streets of Monticchiello, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Val d'Orcia.

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Getting from Rome to Pienza by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Paris.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Spas
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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.
Attractions like Le Marais and Eiffel Tower make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Gustave Moreau, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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Getting from Pienza to Paris by car takes about 13 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pienza in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a stroll through Gran Via.

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You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Madrid reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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