10 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

10 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 1 day
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Train to Rome, Fly to Los Angeles


Los Angeles, United States — 1 day

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 11th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Lisbon takes 18 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Lisbon is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Seville.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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 16th (Fri), stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seville online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Ravello.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Ravello, Italy — 2 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and finally look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Ravello trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Ravello in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Seville in September, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Naples.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Naples, Italy — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 20th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park and then admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naples online vacation planner.

Drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Naples when traveling from Ravello in September, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Portugal travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.