23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
3
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
10
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get into the urban bustle at Marken, and then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Amstel, and finally contemplate the long history of Portuguese Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in September; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Marken, Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, examine the collection at Atomium, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire, then make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Musee D-Day Omaha, take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, then don't miss a visit to Reporters Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bayeux in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

American Cemetery & Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Musee D-Day Omaha
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Ile Saint-Louis. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): wander the streets of La Croisette, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, and then stroll through Coco Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice journey planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Nice hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Cannes
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

2
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll through Plage d'Aiguebelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, then make a trip to Port de Cavalaire, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Heraclee Beach and then get outside with Lemoine Jet Location.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bormes-Les-Mimosas journey site .

You can drive from Nice to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, La Croix-Valmer, Port de Cavalaire
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Port de Cavalaire ©
Port de Cavalaire

2
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis, and finally take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

La cité médiévale
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

1
night
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Malaga, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcazaba de Antequera. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bajondillo.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Malaga in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carcassonne in October, with highs in Malaga at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Playa El Bajondillo, Alcazaba de Antequera
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
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Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano

2
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lagar Blanco, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Merced, don't miss a visit to Calleja del Panuelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Alvear, look for gifts at Ceramica Alcaide, explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Andalusi.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cordoba online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Malaga to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cordoba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montilla, Ceramica Alcaide
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Palacio de la Merced ©
Palacio de la Merced

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.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and finally take an in-depth tour of Las Duenas. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Triana, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza del Triunfo.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seville road trip tool .

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

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