19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris attractions planning app.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Jose in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lyon day trip site.

You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Lyon, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip maker.

You can fly from Lyon to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lyon in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours
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Madrid, Spain

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Catedral Primada (in Toledo) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and get your game on at EXIT Madrid.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Madrid driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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