26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Train
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night

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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 19th (Mon), visit Alfama, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Rossio Square, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace, and then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Wed), stop by Livraria Lello, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Porto is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Porto to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in September: highs in Madrid hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 25th (Sun), take a stroll through Las Ramblas and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, make a trip to Place Massena, and see the interesting displays at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Nice, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Rome sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore & La Citta Alta). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan route planner.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Como.
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Como, Italy — 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Fedele, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then look for gifts at Peter Ci Abbigliamento, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Sentee di Sort and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Como trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Como are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Como to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Como in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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