20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Bus to Biarritz, Fly to Aix-en-Provence
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Perpignan, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Amsterdam, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: highs in Amsterdam hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 1 night

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 16th (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip maker app.

Fly from Amsterdam to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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 17th (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can drive from Bordeaux to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Marseille (The Panier, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, stop by Book In Bar, and browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Aix-en-Provence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. September in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 2 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St. Pierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Planet Ocean Montpellier, then wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to La Renaissance Du Vieux Lyon, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Montpellier to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Perpignan.
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Perpignan, France — 2 nights

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Go for a jaunt from Perpignan to Collioure to see Fort Saint-Elme about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Musee d'art Hyacinthe Rigaud, take some stellar pictures from Castillet, and stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Perpignan trip app.

You can take a train from Lyon to Perpignan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in September, Perpignan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip app.

Getting from Perpignan to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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