17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Postojna, Slovenia
Drive:  7 h
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
10
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
11
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
12
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
End: Postojna, Slovenia


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1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the striking features of Prince's Palace and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo travel planner.

Postojna, Slovenia to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 7- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Monte-Carlo when traveling from Postojna in julij, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

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Prince's Palace
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes The Magic Fountain, El Barri Gòtic, Parc Guell, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and then browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In avgust, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral, and then make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Valencia trip planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In avgust, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de los Aljibes, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Valencia to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Valencia in avgust, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Granada, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Plaza de los Aljibes ©
Plaza de los Aljibes

1
night
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 5th (Wed), make a trip to Puerto de Málaga, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral.

Start your trip to Malaga by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in avgust, Malaga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

1
night
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Charles V Wall, stroll through Apes Den, explore the striking landscape at St. Michael's Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Gibraltar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Malaga in avgust: highs in Gibraltar hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

1
night
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 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally don't miss a visit to Puente de San Bernardo.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Gibraltar in avgust, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, and finally make a trip to Patios de Cordoba.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in avgust, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé, see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, then make a trip to Catedral Primada, and finally wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Toledo day trip planning website.

Take a train from Cordoba to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cordoba in avgust, expect nights in Toledo to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then stroll around Casa de Campo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid route planner.

Take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In avgust, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum Cemento Rezola, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, then stop by Parte Vieja, and finally look for gifts at Ganbara.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia trip site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in avgust: highs in San Sebastian - Donostia hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Plaza de la Constitucion ©
Plaza de la Constitucion
Ganbara ©
Ganbara

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nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 13th (Thu), take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Sebastian - Donostia to Saint-Tropez. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in avgust, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Tropez, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sat).

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

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