42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 10 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Sarria, Spain
— 6 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 day
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Bad Homburg, Germany
— 7 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bad Homburg, Germany
— 9 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planning app.

Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Madrid due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bogota, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Barcelona on the 15th (Mon).
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Barcelona, Spain — 10 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Camino de Ronda and Playa de La Barceloneta. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: San Pol Beach (in S'Agaro), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Lloret de Mar (Platja de Canyelles, Lloret Beach, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, shop like a local with La Boqueria, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid online trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 27th (Sat), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sarria.
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Sarria, Spain — 6 nights

Sarria is a municipality in the province of Lugo, northwestern Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Visiting Parque da Natureza da Ria de Barosa and Ruta Lago del Valle will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarria: Sanabria Lake Natural Park (in Zamora), Iglesia de San Francisco (in Villafranca del Bierzo) and Ruta de las pasarelas del rio Mao (in Parada de Sil). Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Natural O Invernadeiro. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Paseo de Los Enamorados, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva de la biosfera Oscos-Eo, trek along Ruta de La Cascada Seimeira, and examine the collection at Museo Molinos Mazonovo.

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Traveling by car from Lisbon to Sarria takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Sarria is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in May: highs in Sarria hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
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You can drive from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 day

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Belém Tower and then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip app.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in June; daily highs in Lisbon reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Frankfurt in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Frankfurt, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in June, with highs in Frankfurt at 28°C and lows at 15°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Bad Homburg.
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Bad Homburg, Germany — 7 nights

Bad Homburg vor der Höhe is the district town of the Hochtaunuskreis, Hesse, Germany, on the southern slope of the Taunus, bordering among others Frankfurt am Main and Oberursel. Take a break from the city and head to Eschbacher Klippen and Naturpark Hochtaunus. Change things up with these side-trips from Bad Homburg: Greifvogelwarte Feldatal (in Feldatal), Marksburg (in Braubach) and Eisenach (Drachenschlucht / Landgrafenschlucht, Wartburg Castle, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Vogelburg, contemplate the long history of Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park, make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), and walk around Kurpark.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bad Homburg day trip planner.

Bad Homburg is just a short distance from Frankfurt. June in Bad Homburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Take a break from the city and head to Alpine Joe - Mountain Hiking Guide and Donauinsel. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Die Perchtoldsdorfer Heide (in Perchtoldsdorf) and Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste (in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Bad Homburg to Vienna takes 7.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bad Homburg.
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Bad Homburg, Germany — 9 nights

Escape the urban bustle at Kroppacher Schweiz and Feldberg Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Bad Homburg: Fulda (Dahliengarten, Schlossgarten Fulda, &more), Koblenz (Historiensaule & Schangelbrunnen) and Naturpark Nassau (in Nassau). See some other sides of Bad Homburg: identify plant and animal life at Wildpark, step into the grandiose world of Rheinstein Castle, stroll around Kurpark, and examine the collection at Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bad Homburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bad Homburg takes 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online vacation planner.

Frankfurt is just a stone's throw from Bad Homburg. You will leave for Madrid on the 23rd (Fri).
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

On the 24th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Mountain Story trails, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, then discover the deep blue sea with PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parque del Retiro and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid driving holiday planner.

Getting from Frankfurt to Madrid by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in June, with highs in Madrid at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Austria travel guide

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Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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