30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
4
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
7
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
8
Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
10
Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
11
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
12
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
13
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In December, daytime highs in Madrid are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

1
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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
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 22nd (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Plaza del Ayuntamiento, thencontemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and then admire the landmark architecture of Central Market of Valencia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you will find days in Valencia are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Shopping
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Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder tool.

Fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, thenkick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puig de Missa.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Puig de Missa
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

4
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Gallerie Idee D'arte, Theodora Moda Positano, &more), Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano) and Salerno (Villa Comunale, Duomo di Salerno, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amalfi trip planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Amalfi by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Amalfi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Braga.

Things to do in Amalfi

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Salerno, Positano, Convento di Santa Maria a Castro
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Theodora Moda Positano ©
Theodora Moda Positano
Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Braga trip planner.

You can fly from Amalfi to Braga in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in January since evenings lows in Braga dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites
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Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, and steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Porto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Braga to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Porto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

1
night
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico and then steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

You can plan Coimbra trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Coimbra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Historic Sites
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Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

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

Drive from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Albufeira road trip site.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Albufeira sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

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Seville, Spain

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seville sightseeing planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Albufeira in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Seville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Food Tours
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 14th (Sun), make a trip to Garrison Library, walk around Commonwealth Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock of Gibraltar.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gibraltar trip builder app.

Drive from Seville to Gibraltar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seville in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Gibraltar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Nature
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The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
Commonwealth Park ©
Commonwealth Park
Garrison Library ©
Garrison Library

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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.
On the 15th (Mon), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Escuela Delengua, walk around Sierra de Huetor, and then wander the streets of Albayzin. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, admire the striking features of Alhambra, and then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada day trip planning website.

Getting from Gibraltar to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Gibraltar in January: high temperatures in Granada hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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