54 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Murcia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Murcia, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
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Ronda, Spain
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Faro, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Aracena, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 10 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
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Leon, Spain
— 2 nights
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Santillana del Mar, Spain
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
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Pamplona, Spain
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
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Biarritz, France
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Perpignan, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
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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 15th (Sat), admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Placa d'Espanya, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip website.

Brisbane, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get a bit cooler in Barcelona: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April in Valencia, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Murcia.
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Murcia, Spain — 2 nights

Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). On the 18th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Cathedral de Santa Maria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de San Juan de Dios, then explore the world behind art at Museo Salzillo, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Teatro Circo Murcia.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Murcia road trip planning site.

You can drive from Valencia to Murcia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Murcia to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Murcia in April: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Murcia.
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Murcia, Spain — 1 night

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Getting from Madrid to Murcia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in April, with highs in Murcia at 27°C and lows at 14°C. You will leave for Granada on the 20th (Thu).
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Granada, Spain — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mirador de San Miguel and then make a trip to Ermita de San Miguel Alto.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Murcia to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Murcia in April; daily highs in Granada reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 4 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Malaga Cathedral and Teatro Romano. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Fuengirola). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obispo, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Malaga, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Malaga trip builder.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Granada in April, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gibraltar vacation planner.

Drive from Ronda to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Ronda, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Gibraltar, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 17°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 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 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seville online trip planner.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Seville when traveling from Gibraltar in April, with lows around 13°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Faro.
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Faro, Portugal — 3 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Old Town Faro. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Far-Eco Tuk, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and shop like a local with Mercado de Olhao.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Faro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Faro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Faro. April in Faro sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Aracena on the 30th (Sun).
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Aracena, Spain — 1 night

Aracena is a town and municipality located in the province of Huelva, south-western Spain., the city has a population of 7,814 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): experience rural life at Finca Los Robledos and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Alta.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aracena planner.

You can drive from Faro to Aracena in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Aracena are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for Lisbon on the 1st (Mon).
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Lisbon, Portugal — 10 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Natural da Arrabida and Cabo da Roca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Obidos (Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila) & Obidos Village) and Parque e Palacio de Monserrate (in Sintra). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Chiado, make a trip to Belém Tower, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip site.

Getting from Aracena to Lisbon by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Aracena in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. You'll set off for Coimbra on the 11th (Thu).
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz and then immerse yourself in nature at Choupal National Forest.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coimbra visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Coimbra: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Porto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
On the 13th (Sat), make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, then contemplate the long history of Igreja de San Fructuoso, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela travel planner.

You can drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Santiago de Compostela. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leon.
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Leon, Spain — 2 nights

León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. On the 14th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, see the interesting displays at Museo de León, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi, and finally make a trip to Historic Center of Leon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Farmacia Merino, see the interesting displays at Fundación Sierra Pambley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Guias Legio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Catedralicio Diocesano.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Leon trip builder.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Leon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Leon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Santillana del Mar.
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Santillana del Mar, Spain — 1 night

Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo de Altamira and then examine the collection at Museo de la Tortura.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santillana del Mar trip maker website.

You can drive from Leon to Santillana del Mar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Leon in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santillana del Mar, with lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 1 night

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then make a trip to Puerto Viejo.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao attractions app.

Traveling by car from Santillana del Mar to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santillana del Mar in May, you will find days in Bilbao are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Pamplona.
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Pamplona, Spain — 3 nights

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Plaza del Castillo. Dedicate the 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, take in the views from Puente Romanico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas, and admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Pamplona.

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You can drive from Bilbao to Pamplona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bilbao in May since evenings lows in Pamplona dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): snap pictures at Maria Kristina Zubia, then take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Nuevo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota.

Find out how to plan San Sebastian - Donostia trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Pamplona to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pamplona in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, with lows around 14°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Biarritz.
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Biarritz, France — 1 night

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see Off-Road Tours and then take a stroll through La Grande Plage.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Biarritz sightseeing app.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Biarritz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Biarritz sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Bordeaux on the 23rd (Tue).
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Bordeaux, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Porte Dijeaux, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and then ponder the design of Monument aux Girondins.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planner.

You can drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.
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Clermont-Ferrand, France

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Clermont-Ferrand trip itinerary website.

Drive from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Clermont-Ferrand sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Geneva and The Geneva Water Fountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat (in Lausanne) and Parc de l'Independance (in Morges). There's much more to do: get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip app.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Promenade Maurice Rouvier.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Geneva to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nice to Montpellier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Montpellier are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Perpignan.
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Perpignan, France — 1 night

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques. and then admire the striking features of Hotel Pams.

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

You can drive from Montpellier to Perpignan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Barcelona on the 31st (Wed).
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Barcelona, Spain — 6 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and El Born. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Passeig Maritim in Sitges--about 52 minutes away. Enjoy Barcelona some more: walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomf, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Take a train from Perpignan to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park travel guide

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Caves · Specialty Museums · Churches