43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
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Perpignan, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 8 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cartagena, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the waterfront at Port de Fontvieille, then don't miss a visit to Casino Square, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo journey planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Monte-Carlo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in June, Monte-Carlo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Vieux Port and Palais Longchamp. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Palais du Pharo, admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip builder app.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Monte-Carlo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Marseille

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Montpellier, France

— 2 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the striking features of Place de la Canourgue, learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, then take in the pleasant sights at Promenade du Peyrou, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Roch. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Place Jean Jaures, explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, and finally shake up your sightseeing with Entre2nature.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montpellier itinerary planning app.

Getting from Marseille to Montpellier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Montpellier sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Perpignan, France

— 2 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. On the 17th (Thu), stroll through Le Sentier du Littoral, stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royale de Collioure, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Castillet, steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, admire the striking features of Hotel Pams, then test your team's savvy at Escape Dimension La Croisee des Mondes, and finally stroll around Jardin Des Plantes.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Perpignan online vacation planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Perpignan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Perpignan sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Perpignan

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 8 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Fenals Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Jardines de Santa Clotilde (in Lloret de Mar). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Placa d'Espanya.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online travel planner.

Getting from Perpignan to Barcelona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Es Vedra and Platja de ses Salines. Venture out of the city with trips to Portinatx (Punta d'es Moscarter, S'Arenal Gros, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, get outside with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, find your balance on the water with Sup Ibiza, and stroll through Cala Moli.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Go Valencia Tours. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia, admire the striking features of Central Market of Valencia, and meet the residents at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Cartagena, Spain

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Plaza del Ayuntamiento, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Teatro Romano, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Historico Militar de Cartagena, then pause for some photo ops at El Zulo, then don't miss a visit to Bateria de las Cenizas, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ascensor Panoramico. On your second day here, examine the collection at Punic Wall, enjoy the sand and surf at Las Charcas Mud Baths, then take a memorable tour with Dive! Dive! Dive!, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Cala Capitan.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cartagena attractions app.

You can drive from Valencia to Cartagena in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Malaga, Spain

— 5 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Climbing Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Born to be Wild (in Marbella), Estepona (Plaza de las Flores de Estepona, Velero Intrepido, &more) and Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Río Chíllar, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion, browse the exhibits of Alcazaba, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Gibralfaro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Malaga itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Malaga in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. July in Malaga sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Monastery of Alcobaca. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Baleal Beach (in Peniche), Obidos (Obidos Village & Mercado Biologico de Obidos) and Museu da Lourinha (in Lourinha). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

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

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Malaga in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 6 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Parque da Cidade do Porto. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to National Forest of Bussaco (in Luso), Toboga (in Braga) and Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia, get in touch with nature with Detours, take in the waterfront at Ribeira Square, and take in the views from Porto Bridge Climb.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Ibiza travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Nightlife · Bars & Clubs
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.