12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Leipzig/Halle Airport, Drive to Magdeburg
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Magdeburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly

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Magdeburg, Germany

— 1 night

Cathedral City

Long known as one of the most important urban centers of medieval Germany, Magdeburg today boasts both an impressive historical core and a booming tech industry.
On the 9th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Die Rettungsaktion des Igor Belikow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Gruene Zitadelle, pause for some photo ops at Skulpturen "Drei Varianten", then don't miss a visit to Aussichtsturm - Stadtpark Rotehorn, and finally get your game on at Lasertag Arena Magdeburg.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Magdeburg route maker site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Magdeburg is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Magdeburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Magdeburg

Fun & Games
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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Berliner Fernsehturm.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip maker site.

You can drive from Magdeburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

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 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker site.

You can fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

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 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 25°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), admire the landmark architecture of Paco Episcopal, then look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Centro Portugues de Fotografia, make a trip to Escadas do Codessal, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, then contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Porto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Porto. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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