30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  8​h 45​min
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Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
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Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
8
Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Madrid, Spain

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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 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Cibeles, catch a live event at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a 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
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Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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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, then contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and then admire the landmark architecture of Central Market of Valencia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you will find days in Valencia are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (5°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
Plaza del Ayuntamiento ©
Plaza del Ayuntamiento
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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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, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder tool .

Fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°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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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, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puig de Missa.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, 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 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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: Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano), Positano (Gallerie Idee D'arte, Theodora Moda Positano, &more) and Salerno (Villa Comunale, Duomo di Salerno, &more). The adventure continues: get great views at Torre dello Ziro, shop like a local with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi holiday planning tool .

Getting from Ibiza Town to Amalfi by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough 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
Tennis Al Settimo Piano ©
Tennis Al Settimo Piano
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.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Braga trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Amalfi to Braga in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European 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 7°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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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: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, see where the action happens at Estadio do Dragao, and take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porto road trip website .

You can drive from Braga to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Porto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train 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)

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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 take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train 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 (Palacio Nacional de Sintra & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, and categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive 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 more things to do, photos, other places to visit, 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 19°C and lows of 10°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, explore the galleries of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, 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 Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Albufeira in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°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
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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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 more things to do, where to stay, reviews, 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 13°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 other places to visit, more things to do, maps, 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 14°C and lows are around 2°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
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

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