24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Train
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia) and Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Sabatini, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid journey planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. You will leave for Lisbon on the 24th (Sat).
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon tour planner.

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You'll set off for Lagos on the 27th (Tue).
Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Lagos, Portugal — 2 nights

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Lagos, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Albufeira.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Albufeira, Portugal — 2 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Massage Vilamoura, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, and then head off the coast to Tavira Island. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then visit Centro Historico de Albufeira, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Albufeira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Lisbon.
Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

See some other sides of Lisbon: take a stroll through Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Lisbon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Porto.
Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

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.
Dedicate the 6th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Porto, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to San Sebastian - Donostia.
Tours · Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia day trip site.

You can fly from Porto to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to San Sebastian - Donostia. October in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
Tours · Wineries · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

See some other sides of Madrid: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12: