17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 day
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
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Leon, Spain
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 1 night

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at La Monnaie, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
La Monnaie ©
La Monnaie
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Paris Plage ©
Paris Plage

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©

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 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland, then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Aquitaine, and then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Aquitaine ©
Musee d'Aquitaine
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Tour Pey-Berland ©
Tour Pey-Berland

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 1st (Mon), experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, then make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then stop by Casco Viejo, and finally explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bilbao trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Bilbao in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Bilbao sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Leon.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
La Ribera Market ©
La Ribera Market

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Leon, Spain

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, then take a stroll through Plaza San Martin, and finally contemplate the long history of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Leon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to Leon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Leon, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos
Plaza San Martin ©
Plaza San Martin

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©

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.
Family-friendly places like Palacio da Bolsa and Ponte de Dom Luis I will thrill your kids. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Torre dos Clerigos. The adventure continues: pick up some local products at Mercado do Bolhao, wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina, look for gifts at Garrafeira do Carmo, and stroll through Praia da Luz.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Leon to Porto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Leon to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Leon in May, Porto is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Douro River ©
Douro River
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, then wander the streets of Alfama, then look for gifts at A Outra Face da Lua, and finally take a stroll through Chiado.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©

Unvanquished City

On the 8th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

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 10th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then take a stroll through Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip builder app.

You can fly from Porto to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Porto in May, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
Gay Madrid & the Chueca District ©
Gay Madrid & the Chueca District

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Theatre du Capitole, then contemplate the waterfront views at Garonne, and then look for gifts at Delices de Tunis.

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Traveling by car from Barcelona to Toulouse takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Toulouse. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Toulouse

Nature · Parks · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Garonne ©
Garonne
Delices de Tunis ©
Delices de Tunis
Theatre du Capitole ©
Theatre du Capitole

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris route planner.

You can fly from Toulouse to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Toulouse in May, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Paris Plage ©
Paris Plage

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