29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 6 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to PortAventura in Salou (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), make a trip to Casa Batllo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands and then surround yourself with nature on Trolib. On your second day here, stop by The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille road trip site.

Getting from Barcelona to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, make a trip to Place Massena, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nice route planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 14th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Giovanni Battista, discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails, then make a trip to Borgo Antico, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre travel planning website.

Getting from Nice to Cinque Terre by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in May, Cinque Terre is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 6 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sorrento: Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Positano (Fornillo & Il Sentiero Degli Dei) and Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Villa Rufolo, &more). On the 21st (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Villa Comunale, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento online route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Sorrento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Sorrento dip to 18°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Fri).
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