60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Train
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Bus
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Train to Gare de Bayonne, Bus to Bilbao
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Melito di Napoli, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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 İstanbul Airport, İstanbul Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll set off for Belgrade on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Nightlife · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
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, then contemplate 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 train from Istanbul to Belgrade takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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 19°C. You will leave for Zagreb on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

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, then examine 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, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, look for gifts at Dora, then stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, then examine 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 train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
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, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 Wesselenyi Beach Balatonalmadi. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Szekesfehervar - Our Lady - John of Nepomuk Parish Church (in Szekesfehervar), Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom) and Lazar Equestrian Park (in Domony). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, walk around Margaret Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

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You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Slnecne Jazera, relax and rejuvenate at Thermalpark Dunajska Streda, then admire the masterpieces at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Cerveny Kamen Castle, get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Budapest to Bratislava in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. July in Bratislava sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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 St. Stephen's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Melk Abbey (in Melk), Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, and stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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, then don'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, then take 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.

Take a bus from Vienna to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and The Amstel. Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brouwerij 't IJ.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam holiday website.

Drive from Prague to Amsterdam in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in July, plan for slightly colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Philippe-Chatrier Court, and see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary app.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (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 · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

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, then step into the grandiose world 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.

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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 31°C, and evening lows to 19°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Bilbao, Spain

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

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 combination of train and bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of 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 Wine Tours & Tastings. Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral de Segovia and Museo Sorolla. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, take a stroll through La Latina, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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) so you can fly to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Granada, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

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 get to know the fascinating history of 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, then contemplate 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 take a bus from Madrid to Granada in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. August in Granada sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Valencia, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

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, then examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, then examine 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 train takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in August, plan for little chillier days in Valencia, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Joan Miro Foundation and Museu Picasso. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Fenals Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). 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 stop by El Barri Gòtic.

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

You can take a train from Valencia to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

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 ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille route planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Marseille in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in August since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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, then pause 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, 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 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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°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 · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then pause 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 (San Zanipolo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then don't miss a visit to Church of San Pantalon, and finally steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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 Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. St. Peter's Basilica and Roman Forum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia) and Bau Beach (in Maccarese). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

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 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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: San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & San Gimignano Bell Tower) and Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, 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 fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder 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

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Melito di Napoli, Italy

— 2 nights
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, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia - Santuario Di Santa Maria Di Casaluce, then tour 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 25°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 · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

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 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 don't miss a visit to 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 2.5 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 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29: