27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  15 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Valleseco, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
8
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Mahon, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Bogota, Colombia

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, snap pictures at 25 de Abril Bridge, and make a trip to Santa Justa Lift.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon vacation maker tool .

Bogota, Colombia to Lisbon is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Bogota to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seville online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
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 21st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de los Aljibes, contemplate the long history of Alhambra, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and finally admire the striking features of Generalife. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Royal Chapel, then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take a stroll through Albayzin.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Granada online itinerary maker .

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Granada are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, observe the fascinating underwater world at Palma Aquarium, then have some family-friendly fun at Golf Fantasia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bellver Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Katmandu Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana, and then admire the landmark architecture of Edifici Casasayas.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca trip planning app .

Fly from Granada to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Granada in July, you will find days in Palma de Mallorca are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Serra de Tramuntana, Golf Fantasia, Katmandu Park
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Palma Aquarium ©
Palma Aquarium
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retiro Park, see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Valleseco.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Valleseco, Spain

Valleseco ©
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Valleseco sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madrid to Valleseco. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Valleseco. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Valleseco at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Valleseco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Artenara, Los Tilos de Moya, Basilica de la Virgen del Pino, Tamadaba, Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada
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Tamadaba ©
Tamadaba
Basilica  de la Virgen del Pino ©
Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
Ermita de la Virgen de la Cuevita ©
Ermita de la Virgen de la Cuevita

3
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 2nd (Fri), take a stroll through Dalt Vila, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Kentucky Derby, stroll through Cala Bassa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Valleseco to Ibiza Town. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valleseco to Ibiza Town due to the time zone difference. In August, Ibiza Town is a bit warmer than Valleseco - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Mahon.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Cala Comte, Kentucky Derby
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

3
nights
Mahon, Spain

Mahon ©
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Son Bou, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pregonda, and then don't miss a visit to Cami de Cavalls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mahon online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Mahon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Mahon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Menorca, Playa de Son Bou, Cala Galdana
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Cala Pregonda ©
Cala Pregonda
Playa de Son Bou ©
Playa de Son Bou
Cami de Cavalls ©
Cami de Cavalls

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir and then admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bioparc Valencia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Valencia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Mahon to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Valencia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Childrens Museums
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Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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