60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— Few hours
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Melito di Napoli, Italy
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Belgrade on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, learn about all things military at Military Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Crkva Svetog Marka.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Belgrade takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Belgrade dip to °C. You will leave for Zagreb on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, look for gifts at Dora, thenstroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, thenexamine the collection at Krapina Neanderthal Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marija Bistrica Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Zagreb day trip planner.

Getting from Belgrade to Zagreb by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marija Bistrica Church, Krapina Neanderthal Museum
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 5th (Sun), hike along Vintgar Gorge, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

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Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Radovljica, Vintgar Gorge, Peričnik Waterfall
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Get outdoors at Koros Torok Sandy Beach and Lazar Equestrian Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach and Wesselenyi Beach Balatonalmadi. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom) and Szekesfehervar - Our Lady - John of Nepomuk Parish Church (in Szekesfehervar). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), head off the coast to Margaret Island, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Budapest by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Wesselenyi Beach Balatonalmadi, Szekesfehervar - Our Lady - John of Nepomuk Parish Church, Koros Torok Sandy Beach, Beach
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Slnecne Jazera, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Thermalpark Dunajska Streda, thenadmire the masterpieces at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Cerveny Kamen Castle, get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, thenhead outdoors with Magio Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava road trip planning site.

Drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bratislava are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cerveny Kamen Castle, Thermalpark Dunajska Streda, Slnecne Jazera
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Wachau Valley (in Joching), Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, and steep yourself in history at Karlskirche.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey, Burgruine Duernstein
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, stop by Lesser Town, thendon't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St Barbara's Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague tour planner.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

St Barbara's Church, Beach
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and De Duif. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Jordaan, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), make a trip to The Amstel, and admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

The Hague
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Discover out-of-the-way places like Île de la Cité and Montmartre. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Chantilly in Chantilly City, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazas Cathedrale. On your second day here, make a trip to Porte Cailhau, walk around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), pause for some serene contemplation at La Fleche Saint-Michel, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Beaurang.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Bazas Cathedrale
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Bazas Cathedrale ©
Bazas Cathedrale
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret ©
Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 29th (Wed), get outside with San Mames Stadium and then appreciate the history behind Puppy.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Bilbao takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro) ©

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alcazar of Segovia and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Catedral de Segovia. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, take a stroll through La Latina, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bilbao in July, with highs in Madrid at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Segovia
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, stroll through Generalife, and then visit Albayzin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, admire the striking features of Alcazaba, steep yourself in history at La Madraza, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Granada sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 6th (Thu), take a stroll through Casco Antiguo, hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, thenexamine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, thenexamine the collection at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, and finally visit Barrio del Carmen.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Valencia online route planner.

Getting from Granada to Valencia by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in August, plan for little chillier days in Valencia, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore and learn at Joan Miro Foundation and Casa Vicens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello), Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through L'Eixample District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town), Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marseille online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marseille, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, thenadmire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, and finally examine the collection at Palazzo Reale.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Marseille to Milan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Milan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, thenpause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Lido, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, thendon't miss a visit to Church of San Pantalon, and finally steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice route planner.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Roman Forum and Piazza Venezia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Bau Beach (in Maccarese) and Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome holiday planner.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Bau Beach, Necropoli di Tarquinia
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & San Gimignano Bell Tower). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melito di Napoli.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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Melito di Napoli, Italy

Melito di Napoli ©
Melito di Napoli is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 9 km north of Naples.Melito di Napoli borders the following municipalities: Casandrino, Giugliano in Campania, Mugnano di Napoli, Naples, Sant'Antimo. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Ciriaco Diacono e Martire and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Specus Martyrum. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museo Lo Spielberg del Risorgimento Meridionale, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dell'Annunziata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario dell'Incoronata, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia - Santuario Di Santa Maria Di Casaluce, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero della SS. Annunziata.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melito di Napoli road trip website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Melito di Napoli takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Florence in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melito di Napoli, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Melito di Napoli

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Aversa, Santuario di San Ciriaco Diacono e Martire, Specus Martyrum, Royal Beach, Basilica Pontificia Minore S.Antonio di Padova
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Santuario dell'Incoronata ©
Santuario dell'Incoronata
Santuario di San Ciriaco Diacono e Martire ©
Basilica dell'Annunziata ©
Basilica dell'Annunziata

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melito di Napoli to Thessaloniki. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Melito di Napoli to Thessaloniki due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Zeitenlik
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Zeitenlik
Zeitenlik
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, take a stroll through Plaka, and then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planning site.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion

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