21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Munster, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
4
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 day
Drive
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Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night

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Munster, Germany — 3 nights

Erinnerungsstatte Luftbrucke Berlin and Deutsches Erdolmuseum Wietze will appeal to museum buffs. Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen and Stadtkirche Sankt Marien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Munster: Weltvogelpark Walsrode (in Walsrode), Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen (in Hodenhagen) and Celle (Herzogschloss Celle & Bomann Museum).

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Hannover Airport, Hamburg Helmut Schmidt Airport and Bremen Airport. In August in Munster, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:

Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 23rd (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Rathaus-Glockenspiel. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, explore the activities along English Garden, then examine the collection at BMW Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and finally examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Munster to Munich takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Munich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Barcelona.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Munich to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in August, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 83°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain — 1 night

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, also known as El Escorial de Arriba is a town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain, located to the northwest of the region in the southeastern side of the Sierra de Guadarrama, at the foot of Mount Abantos and Las Machotas, 29mi from Madrid. On the 28th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Naturaleza Valle del Alberche, get to know the fascinating history of Lonja del Monasterio, appreciate the history behind Valley of the Fallen, then contemplate the long history of Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, then admire the natural beauty at Casita de Infante, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Silla de Felipe II.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Lorenzo de El Escorial road trip planning website.

Fly from Barcelona to San Lorenzo de El Escorial in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Madrid.
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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've now added Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, Iglesia de San Marcos, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to Madrid takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Madrid sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Granada.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Granada, Spain — 1 night

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, contemplate the long history of Generalife, admire the landmark architecture of Patio de los Leones, then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gibraltar.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 1 day

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar, then enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, then contemplate the long history of The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mediterranean Steps.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Gibraltar trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Granada to Gibraltar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gibraltar, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cadiz.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Cadiz, Spain — 1 night

Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cadiz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Cadiz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cadiz, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jerez De La Frontera.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Jerez De La Frontera, Spain — 2 nights

A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
On the 4th (Sun), do a tasting at Bodegas Lustau, delve into the distant past at Castillo y ruinas de Dona Blanca, explore the historical opulence of San Marcos Castle, then find something for the whole family at Aqualand Bahia de Cadiz, then explore the historical opulence of Arcos de la Frontera, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo-Palacio de los Ribera.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerez De La Frontera day trip planner.

Drive from Cadiz to Jerez De La Frontera in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Jerez De La Frontera, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

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 5th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Antonio Abad (El Silencio), admire the landmark architecture of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), steep yourself in history at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, examine the collection at Las Duenas Palace, examine the collection at Hospital de los Venerables, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seville vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Jerez De La Frontera to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Fatima.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Fatima, Portugal — 1 night

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 7th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas da Moeda, get engrossed in the history at Museu de Leiria, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Leiria, then contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valinhos Sanctuary, and finally examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Fatima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Fatima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Fatima. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seville in September: high temperatures in Fatima hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 8th (Thu), make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, then examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9: