60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
— Few hours
train:  18​h
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
shuttle:  5​h 30​min
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
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Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
12
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  7​h
15
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
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Melito di Napoli, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Izmir, Turkey

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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.
For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In July in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Belgrade.

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Svetog Marka.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Belgrade dip to 19°C. You will leave for Zagreb on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Belgrade

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

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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): admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, look for gifts at Dora, then kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, then examine the collection at Krapina Neanderthal Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Marija Bistrica Church.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zagreb route builder app .

Getting from Belgrade to Zagreb by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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) ©
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), stroll through Vintgar Gorge, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Mala Osojnica, head off the coast to Bled Island, steep yourself in history at Radovljica Old Town, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrezje, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip maker app .

Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. 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, 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom), Lazar Equestrian Park (in Domony) and Koros Torok Sandy Beach (in Csongrad). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and head off the coast to Margaret Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Wesselenyi Beach Balatonalmadi, Lazar Equestrian Park, Beach, Szekesfehervar - Our Lady - John of Nepomuk Parish Church
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Slnecne Jazera, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Thermalpark Dunajska Streda, then shop like a local with Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Cerveny Kamen Castle, step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle, admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then kick back and relax at Magio Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip builder tool .

Getting from Budapest to Bratislava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bratislava are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thermalpark Dunajska Streda, Slnecne Jazera, Cerveny Kamen Castle
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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.
Visiting Copa Beach and Wachau Valley will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Hofburg, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and admire the landmark architecture of Kirche am Steinhof.

Make your Vienna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. 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

Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley, Burgruine Duernstein
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then wander the streets of Lesser Town, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Barbara's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague vacation website .

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Willet-Holthuysen Museum for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (Gemeentemuseum Den Haag & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, stroll through The Amstel, and indulge your taste buds at Brouwerij 't IJ.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Prague in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

The Hague
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee des Arts Forains. Visit Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Chantilly City to see Chateau de Chantilly about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazas Cathedrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Porte Cailhau, stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), pause for some serene contemplation at La Fleche Saint-Michel, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Beaurang.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Bazas Cathedrale
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Bazas Cathedrale ©
Bazas Cathedrale
Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret ©
Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret
Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get outside with San Mames Stadium and then appreciate the history behind Puppy.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao travel route tool .

Getting from Bordeaux to Bilbao by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Bilbao sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. 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

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
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 Sorolla. Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, wander the streets of La Latina, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary site .

Fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bilbao in July: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 40°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Segovia
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Alhambra, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then wander the streets of Albayzin. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, admire the striking features of Alcazaba, then contemplate the long history of La Madraza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Granada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Granada are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. 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
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, shop like a local with Central Market of Valencia, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, then see the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia, then see the interesting displays at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, and finally wander the streets of Barrio del Carmen.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia travel planner .

Getting from Granada to Valencia by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Granada in August: highs in Valencia hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fenals Beach and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt in Santa Coloma de Cervello--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and steep yourself in history at Ciutat Vella.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Fenals Beach, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
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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), explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marseille travel planning app .

Getting from Barcelona to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marseille when traveling from Barcelona in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to 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
Abbaye Saint Victor ©
Abbaye Saint Victor

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, then admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then explore the world behind art at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, and finally examine the collection at Palazzo Reale.

To plan Milan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Marseille to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train 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.
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Lido, don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and finally admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Bau Beach (in Maccarese) and Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, admire the landmark architecture of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Bau Beach, Necropoli di Tarquinia
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & San Gimignano Bell Tower). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 20°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

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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San Gimignano, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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Piazza del Duomo
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Ciriaco Diacono e Martire and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Specus Martyrum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museo Lo Spielberg del Risorgimento Meridionale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dell'Annunziata, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario dell'Incoronata, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Di Santa Maria Di Casaluce, then enjoy the sand and surf at Royal Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero della SS. Annunziata.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melito di Napoli attractions planner.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Melito di Napoli, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Melito di Napoli

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Aversa, Basilica Pontificia Minore S.Antonio di Padova, Specus Martyrum, Museo Lo Spielberg del Risorgimento Meridionale, Santuario di San Ciriaco Diacono e Martire
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Santuario dell'Incoronata
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Basilica dell'Annunziata

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Thessaloniki, Greece

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A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Melito di Napoli to Thessaloniki with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Melito di Napoli to Thessaloniki. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

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Zeitenlik
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Zeitenlik
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Museum of Byzantine Culture

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Athens, Greece

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One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Athens by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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Plaka
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Mount Lycabettus
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Erechtheion

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