18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Charlotte, United States

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get advice or help at Livraria Lello, explore the activities along Rio Douro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porto day trip planner .

Charlotte, USA to Porto is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to Porto due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Porto when traveling from Charlotte in November, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, then take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip builder tool .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, brush up on your military savvy at Torre del Oro, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seville trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. November in Seville sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday planning website .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in November, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona visit planning app .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in November; daily highs in Barcelona reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Escaldes-Engordany.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

Escaldes-Engordany ©
Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): hit the slopes at Grandvalira, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then pause for some photo ops at La Noblesse du Temps.

Before you visit Escaldes-Engordany, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Escaldes-Engordany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Escaldes-Engordany

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

La Noblesse du Temps
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Grandvalira ©
Grandvalira

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Escaldes-Engordany to Paris takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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