16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rust, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights

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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

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 30th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and then shop like a local with Promenade Sainte Catherine. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux travel route website.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Bergerac-Roumanière Airport and La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. July in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Rust.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Rust, Germany — 4 nights

Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Bring the kids along to Europa-Park and Freiburger Münster. Change things up with these side-trips from Rust: Lake Titisee (in Titisee-Neustadt), Munsterplatz (in Freiburg im Breisgau) and Steinwasen Park (in Oberried). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the sheer force of Triberger Waterfall, and stroll around Lichtentaler Allee.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rust trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight, tram, and bus from Bordeaux to Rust in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Rust, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.
Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Spas
Side Trips
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the next day, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Rust to Venice by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rust in August; daily highs in Venice reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Marseille.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Family-friendly places like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cours Mirabeau will thrill your kids. There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Marseille in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Marseille sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Valencia.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Valencia, Spain — 3 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valencia online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Marseille to Valencia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
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