16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  20​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Lloret de Mar, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
bus + train:  5​h
5
Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Manila, Philippines


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Rey Leon as well as Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with El Rey Leon. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Retiro Park and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary site .

Manila, Philippines to Madrid is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Madrid. Traveling from Manila in July, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 23°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas ©
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
El Rey Leon ©
El Rey Leon

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 Playa de la Mar Bella. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mar Bella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic and then wander the streets of El Born.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Barcelona sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Lloret de Mar.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
El Born ©
El Born

2
nights
Lloret de Mar, Spain

Lloret de Mar ©
Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia, Spain. You've now added Lloret Beach to your itinerary. On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Lloret Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Modernist Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Vila Vella (Old Town). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de Santa Clotilde, then wander the streets of Patronat Call de Girona, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Girona Cathedral (Catedral).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lloret de Mar online vacation planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lloret de Mar when traveling from Barcelona in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Lloret de Mar

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
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Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Girona Cathedral (Catedral) ©
Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
Lloret Beach ©
Lloret Beach

2
nights
Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lagos de Tristania and Church of Sant Marti de La Cortinada. Get some historical perspective at Santuario de Meritxell and Barri Antic. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Serni de Nagol Church, hike along Estany de la Nou, examine the collection at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, and contemplate the long history of Casa de la Vall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Lloret de Mar to Andorra la Vella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lagos de Tristania, Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, Sant Serni de Nagol Church, Church of Sant Marti de La Cortinada, Sant Cristofol d'Anyos Church
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Estany de la Nou ©
Estany de la Nou
Sant Serni de Nagol Church ©
Sant Serni de Nagol Church
Santuario de Meritxell ©
Santuario de Meritxell

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.
On the 30th (Tue), snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take an in-depth tour of School Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
St. Vincent's Church ©
St. Vincent's Church
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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.
On the 1st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then wander the streets of Trocadero, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Carcassonne to Paris by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Carcassonne in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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