19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Nashville, United States
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Newquay, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h
End: Nashville, United States


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3
nights
Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to Eden Project (in Bodelva), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar, get to know the resident critters at Newquay Zoo, and steep yourself in history at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Newquay tour planning website .

Nashville, USA to Newquay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nashville to Newquay, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, Tintagel Castle, St. Michael's Mount
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Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Eden Project ©
Eden Project

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Newquay to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Florence at 83°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Campo
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip builder .

You can fly from Venice to Fira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in July, Fira is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos. On the next day, wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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