25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Faro, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 day
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Museum of Ancient Art, Bairro Alto, Rossio Square, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Promenade Foz do Douro as well as Livraria Lello.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Porto reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Faro.
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Shopping · Historic Sites
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Faro, Portugal — 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Faro trip itinerary app.

Fly from Porto to Faro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Faro: highs are around 85°F and lows about 68°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque de Maria Luisa, Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla. On the 16th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville online attractions planner.

Getting from Faro to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Faro to Seville is 1 hour. While traveling from Faro, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Bordeaux.
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes L'Intendant, Grand Theatre and Porte Cailhau. On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Porte Cailhau, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, experience the emotional art of opera at Grand Theatre, then stop by L'Intendant, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and finally make a trip to The Water Mirror.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Bordeaux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bordeaux, with lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Théâtre gallo-romain, Vieux Lyon, Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Cannes.
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Historic Sites
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Cannes, France — 1 night

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cannes trip site.

Fly from Lyon to Cannes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 1 night

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, take a stroll through Boccadasse, and then get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Genoa, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Milan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milan itinerary planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Genoa in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Milan, with lows around 66°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You've now added Széchenyi Thermal Bath to your itinerary. On the 29th (Mon), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Milan to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Milan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
You've now added Rathaus to your itinerary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna sightseeing website.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Faro District travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Kayaking & Canoeing
Although the city of Faro remains its main attraction, Faro District also boasts a string of small towns made for sightseeing on foot. Medieval Europeans considered this southernmost part of Portugal the edge of the world, but today the tourism-oriented district serves as one of the country's liveliest vacation destinations. The coastline's modern resorts draw huge crowds at the peak of the season, while the quieter interior lures mostly cyclists and walkers eager to discover the more traditional side of Portugal. As an alternative vacation idea to staying in a single resort, use the well-connected city of Faro as your base and divide your time among the district's quaint villages, which preserve their local culture and traditional cooking.
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