52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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52 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Zeebrugge, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
4
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Digne les Bains, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  7​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
12
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
14
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

1
night
Zeebrugge, Belgium

Zeebrugge ©
Zeebrugge is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Port of Zeebrugge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Donatian's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zeebrugge online route planner .

Manchester, UK to Zeebrugge is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zeebrugge

Parks Historic Sites
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Port of Zeebrugge ©
Port of Zeebrugge

5
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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You can drive from Zeebrugge to Paris in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Hyeres (Plage noire du Langoustier, Plage La Capte, & more), Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at La plage, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and cruise along Route des Cretes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Marseille at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
La plage ©
La plage

5
nights
Nice, France

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Villeneuve-Loubet) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Digne les Bains.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Lérins Islands, Scuba & Snorkeling, Massif de l'Esterel, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

2
nights
Digne les Bains, France

Digne-les-Bains or simply and historically Digne is a commune of France, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, and situated in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.The name of the inhabitants is Dignois.GeographySite and locationLocated on the edge of the and on both sides of the Bléone, which flows southwest through the middle of the commune and crosses the town; it forms part of the commune's northeastern and southwestern borders.Digne-les-Bains is the capital of the Department of Alpes de Haute-Provence. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): walk around Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Clues de Barles and then head outdoors with Les Pistes de Ski du Val d'Allos.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Digne les Bains online visit planner .

You can drive from Nice to Digne les Bains in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nice in October, plan for little chillier nights in Digne les Bains, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Digne les Bains

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon, River Rafting & Tubing, Les Pistes de Ski du Val d'Allos
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River Rafting & Tubing
Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon ©
Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon
Clues de Barles ©
Clues de Barles

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 6th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Digne les Bains to Zermatt with the Route module. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

4
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Zermatt to Venice by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Spend the 22nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the activities along Retiro Park, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park

4
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Ronda (Mirador de Aldehuela, El Tajo de Ronda, & more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, brush up on your military savvy at Torre del Oro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Seville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ronda
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sintra
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and finally make a trip to Palacio de Cristal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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