18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 day
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 day
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Naples, Italy
— 1 day
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Messina, Italy
— 1 day
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Valletta, Malta
— 1 day
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights

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Barcelona, Spain

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.
On the 7th (Thu), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and then look for gifts at Casa Gispert.

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

Brasilia, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Brasilia to Barcelona. When traveling from Brasilia in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Parc de Montjuic ©
Parc de Montjuic
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marseille travel planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Marseille by journey takes about 15 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

1
day
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 10th (Sun), visit Boccadasse, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Genoa trip itinerary site.

Travel from Marseille to Genoa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naples sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by journey from Genoa to Naples takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Messina.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trip

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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno

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Messina, Italy

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museo del Tesoro di San Placido, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, then get outside with Colli San Rizzo, then make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Messina trip maker site.

Traveling by journey from Naples to Messina takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Messina can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
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Santuario della Madonna di Montalto ©
Santuario della Madonna di Montalto
Museo del Tesoro di San Placido ©
Museo del Tesoro di San Placido

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Valletta. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Casa Rocca Piccola, admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at La Valletta.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Valletta trip planner.

Travel from Messina to Valletta in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valletta

Side Trip

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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Casa Rocca Piccola ©
Casa Rocca Piccola

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

See some other sides of Barcelona: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

Plan a Barcelona trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can travel from Valletta to Barcelona in 39 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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