30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 2 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
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Canillo, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Barbastro, Spain
— 1 night
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Lope de Vega Museum.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Valletta.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Valletta, Malta — 3 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Take a break from Valletta with a short trip to Popeye Village Malta in Mellieha, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Casa Rocca Piccola, explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Valletta vacation website.

Fly from Madrid to Valletta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Valletta when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Valletta to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valletta in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vaduz.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Vaduz, Liechtenstein — 2 nights

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 15th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Liechtenstein National Museum, don't miss a visit to Liechtenstein Center, see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, then examine the collection at Postal Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle. On the next day, stop by Laderach Chocolatier Suisse, make a trip to The Main Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, then don't miss a visit to Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger, then don't miss a visit to Gutenberg Castle, and finally learn about winemaking at Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vaduz trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Vaduz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to City of San Marino.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

City of San Marino, San Marino — 2 nights

The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo delle Curiosità - San Marino, steep yourself in history at Cesta Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, then steep yourself in history at Montale Tower, then contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Girolamo Gozi Monument, take in the pleasant sights at Passo Delle Streghe, see the interesting displays at Museo di Stato, then don't miss a visit to Cava dei Balestrieri, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, and finally see the interesting displays at Modern Weapons Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the City of San Marino day trip planning app.

You can drive from Vaduz to City of San Marino in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pisa.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Pisa, Italy — 2 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally make a trip to Terrazza Mascagni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Via Fillungo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pisa day trip site.

You can drive from City of San Marino to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from City of San Marino in September: highs in Pisa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Genoa.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 21st (Thu), take a stroll through Boccadasse, take in the waterfront at Old Port, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, don't miss a visit to Piazza De Ferrari, then enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, then get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and finally examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa attractions planning app.

You can drive from Pisa to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pisa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 2 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then pause for some photo ops at Hector Berlioz Statue, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Drive from Genoa to Monte-Carlo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then shop like a local with Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and finally take a stroll through The Panier. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marseille road trip website.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Marseille. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montpellier.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Montpellier, France — 2 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St. Pierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, admire the masterpieces at Espace Dominique Bagouet, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, then look for gifts at Excalibur, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Montpellier online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Marseille to Montpellier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canillo.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Canillo, Andorra — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, contemplate the long history of Casa de la Vall, don't miss a visit to La Noblesse du Temps, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Meritxell, and finally hike along Cami del Toll Bullidor. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Coma de Ransol, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Moles, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Moto, then take in panoramic vistas at Mirador del Roc del Quer, and finally hike along Via Ferrata Roc del Quer.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Canillo journey builder site.

Drive from Montpellier to Canillo in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Barbastro.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Barbastro, Spain — 1 night

Barbastro is a city in the Somontano county, province of Huesca, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Colegiata Santa Maria la Mayor, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then do a tasting at Bodega SOMMOS, and finally make a trip to Cesteria La Moderna - Artesanos en mimbre, anea y rejilla.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Barbastro using our trip planner.

You can drive from Canillo to Barbastro in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Barbastro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Zaragoza.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Zaragoza, Spain — 2 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Caesaraugusta Theater Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then don't miss a visit to Calle Alfonso I, and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, then meet the residents at Acuario de Zaragoza, then contemplate the waterfront views at El Ebro, and finally contemplate the long history of Puente de Piedra.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zaragoza trip planner.

Drive from Barbastro to Zaragoza in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Madrid.
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1h 10 min away. See some other sides of Madrid: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid vacation planner.

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Madrid in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.
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Liechtenstein travel guide

3.6
Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.
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Monaco travel guide

4.1
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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Andorra travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
Andorra's wild popularity among tourists can be attributed to its gently sloped ski resorts, extensive hiking trails, and duty-free shopping. The skyline features the ubiquitous outline of the rugged Pyrenees mountain range, with average elevations of 1,996 m (6,549 ft). Tranquillity and relaxation ensue at altitudes of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) at the well-known Caldea Spa Complex, distinguished by its elegant glass spires. If you prefer a little retail therapy, try the duty-free shopping in the capital city Andorra la Vella's bustling avenues. Sightseeing includes Romaneque churches, shrines, and historic houses, including a replica of the famous statue of Our Lady of Meritxell, which was destroyed in a 1972 fire. Andorra's Catalan culture, including folk dances and music, is very much alive today in the town of Sant Julià de Lòria.
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