55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 27 nights
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Calpe, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Colico, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trento, Italy
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 27 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Latina, Plaza Mayor, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Royal Palace of Madrid and National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid visit planning tool.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santo Domingo to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Calpe.
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Calpe, Spain — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala De Calpe, then trek along Sendero Voramar - Calalga o Bassetes, and then kick back and relax at Playa Arenal-Bol. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Faro de l'Albir, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Levante, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Finestrat Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Calpe driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Calpe in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Calpe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
On the 10th (Wed), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, see the interesting displays at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit El Barri Gòtic, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then stop by El Born, then examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Carre d'Artistes.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Calpe to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, then stop by 1st Arrondissement, and finally examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, explore the world behind art at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, browse the exhibits of Atomium, look for gifts at Planete Chocolat, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Comic's Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Grote Markt. Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colico.
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Colico, Italy — 2 nights

Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Forte di Fuentes and Molino Maufet. Get outdoors at Lido di Lenno and Orrido di Bellano. Explore Colico's surroundings by going to Chiesa di Santa Marta (in Bellano), Bellagio (Azalea - Silk of Como & Enoteca Principessa) and Castello di Corenno Plinio (in Dervio). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, make a trip to Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacro Monte di Ossuccio.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Colico trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Colico in 12 hours. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Colico, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trento.
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Trento, Italy

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Trento sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Colico to Trento in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Colico in May, you will find days in Trento are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 21st (Sun), you're off to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, admire the striking features of Venetian Arsenal, then visit Dorsoduro, and finally make a trip to Church of San Pantalon.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner.

You can drive from Trento to Venice in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 24th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Mosconi Bertani, examine the collection at Museo Nicolis, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, see a show at Arena di Verona, then explore the ancient world of Porta Borsari - World Heritage Site, and finally make a trip to I Portoni della Bra.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona online road trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.
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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.
On the 26th (Fri), make a trip to San Piero a Grado, examine the collection at Palazzo Blu, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, then examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano, examine the collection at Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi, then see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, and finally make a trip to Le mura di Lucca.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Verona to Pisa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palazzo Vecchio and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 1 night

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 31st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano, stop by Ceramica Assunta, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, then make a trip to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, then get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Positano trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Florence to Positano takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in May, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Appreciate the collections at The Neapolis Buried and Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta. Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Pompeii (Lupanar, Forum, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli, admire the masterpieces at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto), and browse the exhibits of Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naples online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Positano to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Province of Alicante travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Landmarks
One of the country’s most prosperous regions, Alicante Province is known for near-perfect climatic conditions, arguably the best in the country, and a series of sandy beaches and seaside resorts ideal for a relaxing holiday. Despite the prosperity driven by tourism, modernity runs right alongside tradition in this province, and visitors are often surprised to find hamlets completely unaffected by the 21st century hidden in the rugged mountains of the interior. A region of contrasts, the province is home to a diverse population, including a huge community of Nordic residents who have found homes away from home in the small settlements along the coast.
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Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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