32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
3
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
4
Tomar, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
8
Montpellier, France
— 1 night
9
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
End: Rome, Italy


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4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
The Royal Chapel and Chateau de Fontainebleau will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Grand Canal. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, get outside with Cite Universitaire, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pagode Chua Tinh Tam, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Hippolyte.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Orléans Cathedral
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal

2
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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
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 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Fleche Saint-Michel, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine, then don't miss a visit to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Eloi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Creation Franche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Prieure de Cayac, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Pape Clement, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Michel.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux attractions planner.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Bordeaux hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee d'Aquitaine ©
Musee d'Aquitaine
Musee de la Creation Franche ©
Musee de la Creation Franche
Chateau Pape Clement ©
Chateau Pape Clement

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at World of Discoveries - Museu Interativo & Parque Tematico, explore the galleries of Casa do Infante, then examine the collection at Centro Portugues de Fotografia, then get engrossed in the history at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Porto trip planner .

Fly from Bordeaux to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bordeaux to Porto. October in Porto sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Casa do Infante ©
Casa do Infante

2
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Tomar, Portugal

Tomar ©
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Charola, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, then steep yourself in history at Pegoes Aqueduct, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museu Nacional Ferroviario.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tomar trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Porto to Tomar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tomar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lisbon.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fatima, Monastery of Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Museu Nacional Ferroviario
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Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril and then take a stroll through Belém Tower. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, see the interesting displays at Museu Colecao Berardo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tomar to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centro Historico de Cascais
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Museu Colecao Berardo ©
Museu Colecao Berardo
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Sebastian Martir, see the interesting displays at Infante de Orleans Foundation Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Greco.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling from Lisbon in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Museo del Aire ©
Museo del Aire
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Placa Espanya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then examine the collection at Fundacio Joan Miro, then examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic, and finally step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites
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Fundacio Joan Miro ©
Fundacio Joan Miro
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©
Montjuic Castle ©
Montjuic Castle

1
night
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 20th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then see the interesting displays at Espace Georges Brassens, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de site Villa-Loupian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Galerie Dock Sud and then see the interesting displays at Musee Paul Valery.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier vacation planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Montpellier by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Montpellier, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sete, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Musee de site Villa-Loupian
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Espace Georges  Brassens ©
Espace Georges Brassens
Musee Paul Valery ©
Musee Paul Valery

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take a stroll through La Croisette and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Bernardin and then take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Nice holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Musei Civici Di Palazzo Farnese, then take in the exciting artwork at Ricci Oddi, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Rivalta, and finally admire the masterpieces at Duomo Di Piacenza. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Duomo Di Pavia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, then examine the collection at Castello Visconteo - Musei Civici, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Coperto.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan online visit planner .

Getting from Nice to Milan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in October: high temperatures in Milan hover around 21°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pavia, Piacenza, Castello di Rivalta, Rocca d'Olgisio
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Castello di Rivalta ©
Castello di Rivalta
Basilica San Michele Maggiore ©
Basilica San Michele Maggiore
Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro ©

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Walls of Monteriggioni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation maker app .

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Monteriggioni
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana ©
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme and Museo C’era Una Volta will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia and Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata (in Cori), Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina) and Castello Caetani (in Sermoneta). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tempio di Castore e Polluce, revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet, get in on the family fun at Cinecitta World, and appreciate the history behind Statua di San Michele Arcangelo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sermoneta, Fumone's Castle, Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata, Statua di San Michele Arcangelo, Giardino di Ninfa
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Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia ©
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia
Villa di Plinio ©
Villa di Plinio

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