37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arles, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive
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Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
Train
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus to Vila Real Santo Antonio, Train to Faro
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Faro, Portugal
— 4 nights
Bus
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights

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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Musee Cantonal d'Archeologie et d'Histoire (in Lausanne), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Montreux (Freddie Mercury Statue & Queen Studio Experience). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and then get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon online trip builder.

You can drive from Geneva to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lyon, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 2 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes) and Roussillon (Le Sentier des Ocres & Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, make a trip to Place de l'Horloge, admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon travel website.

Take a train from Lyon to Avignon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Avignon are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Old Town, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nice tour builder app.

You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arles.
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Arles, France — 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 1st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Theatre Antique, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes). On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally contemplate the long history of Moulin de Daudet.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Arles itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Arles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Arles, with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Toulouse.
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Toulouse, France — 3 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Carcassonne Center (Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), Cité de Carcassonne, &more) and Albi (Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, look for gifts at Fromagerie Xavier, contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, and make a trip to Le Capitole.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse day trip planning tool.

Fly from Arles to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Toulouse sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, make a trip to Pont de Pierre, and then see the interesting displays at La Cite du Vin.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux online day trip planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 4 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Get out of town with these interesting San Sebastian - Donostia side-trips: Bilbao (Puente Zubizuri, Room Escape Games, &more). On the 8th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 9th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, stop by Ganbara, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and wander the streets of Parte Vieja.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Burgos.
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Burgos, Spain — 1 night

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. On the 12th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Cartuja de Miraflores, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de las Huelgas.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Burgos trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Burgos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, Burgos is a bit cooler than San Sebastian - Donostia - with highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Sun), stroll around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On your second day here, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid vacation planning app.

You can drive from Burgos to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Burgos in October: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then make a trip to Plaza de España, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Faro.
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Faro, Portugal — 4 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faro: Tavira (Ermida de Sao Sebastiao, A Joaninha, &more), Praia de Loule Velho (in Almancil) and Cabanas de Tavira Beach (in Cabanas). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ria Formosa, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Faro online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seville to Faro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Faro due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Faro to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Faro in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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