19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cartagena, Spain
— 3 nights
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Almeria, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence road trip planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Aix-en-Provence is 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites

Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Marseille is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Marseille to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Valencia, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, shop like a local with Central Market of Valencia, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, and finally engage your brain at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums

Cartagena, Spain

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cartagena: Murcia (Real Casino de Murcia & Escape Play 2) and Faro Cabo de palos (in Cabo de Palos).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Cartagena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Cartagena sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Almeria.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Almeria, Spain

— 2 nights
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park and then contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Almeria road trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Cartagena to Almeria in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Malaga, Spain

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and finally take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then get your game on at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Almeria to Malaga in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors