32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Lorca, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Valencia, Spain
— 7 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
9
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, have some family-friendly fun at Fox In A Box Madrid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Madrid route planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Guatemala City in December, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Madrid: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 6th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Puppy and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, thenexamine the collection at Torre Loizaga, thenget outside with San Mames Stadium, and finally stroll around Dona Casilda Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bilbao trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Bilbao takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Bilbao, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Torre Loizaga
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Torre Loizaga ©
Torre Loizaga

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Matosinhos Beach, examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, thensee the interesting displays at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas.

Discover how to plan a Porto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Bilbao to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bilbao to Porto. December in Porto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Matosinhos Beach
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FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, examine the collection at National Coach Museum, and engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

National Coach Museum
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Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Hospital de los Venerables and Casa Palacio de Las Duenas. Visit Barrio Santa Cruz and Plaza de España for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Caridad, and deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. In December, daily temperatures in Seville can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Lorca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Lorca, Spain

Lorca ©
Lorca is a municipality and city in the autonomous community of Murcia in southeastern Spain, 36mi southwest of the city of Murcia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Azul de la Semana Santa, see the interesting displays at Centro de Artesania de Lorca, thenadmire the striking features of Iglesia de San Mateo, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro Nicolas Salzillo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nuestra Senora la Real de las Huertas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico de Lorca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Del Rosario, make a trip to Porche de San Antonio, explore the world behind art at Palacete del Huerto Ruano, thensteep yourself in history at Casa Consistorial de Lorca, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colegiata de San Patricio.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lorca trip builder website.

Getting from Seville to Lorca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Lorca

Historic Sites Museums
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Iglesia de San Mateo ©
Iglesia de San Mateo
Iglesia de Santiago ©
Iglesia de Santiago

7
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cala Finestrat Beach and Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Lonja de la Seda and Placa del Castell. Explore Valencia's surroundings by going to Playa Muchavista (in Campello), Castell de Xativa (in Xativa) and Micro-Gigantic Museum (in Guadalest). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de la Villa, see the interesting displays at Plaza de Toros de Valencia, visit Casco Antiguo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia trip maker tool.

Getting from Lorca to Valencia by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Playa Muchavista, Cala Finestrat Beach, Castell de Xativa, Placa del Castell, Museu Faller of Gandia
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Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina
Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. El Barri Gòtic and Ciutat Vella will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and get outside with Bunker del Carmel.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
CosmoCaixa Barcelona ©
CosmoCaixa Barcelona
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo de Historia de Madrid, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes, and then see the interesting displays at Espacio Fundacion Telefonica.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker site.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de Historia de Madrid ©
Museo de Historia de Madrid
Espacio Fundacion Telefonica ©
Espacio Fundacion Telefonica
Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes ©
Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and finally take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome road trip planning app.

Getting from Madrid to Rome by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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