60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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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, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
10
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h
12
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
13
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
16
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  5 h
17
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
18
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
Subway + 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 reviews, maps, 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 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
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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, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Crkva Svetog Marka.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Belgrade takes 3 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 19°C. You will leave for Zagreb on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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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): 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 (Crkva sv. Marka), 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.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zagreb day trip planner.

Getting from Belgrade to Zagreb by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. 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

Side Trips

Krapina Neanderthal Museum, Marija Bistrica Church
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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, then appreciate 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 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°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, Peričnik Waterfall, Vintgar Gorge
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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), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and make a trip to Heroes' Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, 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 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Koros Torok Sandy Beach, Beach, Wesselenyi Beach Balatonalmadi, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Lazar Equestrian Park
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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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, then contemplate the waterfront views at Thermalpark Dunajska Streda, then admire 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, then head outdoors with Magio Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, 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 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°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

Thermalpark Dunajska Streda, Cerveny Kamen Castle, 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 St. Stephen's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Wachau Valley (in Joching), Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, admire the landmark architecture of Kirche am Steinhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna road trip tool.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°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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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, 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.

To find photos, ratings, 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 bus. 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 travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Beach, St Barbara's Church
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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 The Jordaan. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and explore the world behind art at Moco Museum.

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You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Prague in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°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
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

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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 Ile Saint-Louis. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Chantilly in Chantilly City, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and kick back and relax at Paris Plage.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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
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.
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 2.5 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 Wildlife

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 where to stay, ratings, 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 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°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) ©
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 Catedral de Segovia. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through La Latina, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

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

You can fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 3 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 travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Segovia
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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, 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.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Granada in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive 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, 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.

For reviews, more things to do, 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: do a combination of bus and flight; 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 travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Zoos & Aquariums 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 Museu Picasso and Joan Miro Foundation. 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). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, and visit El Born.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online attractions planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town), Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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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 find ratings, 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 22°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, 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.

For ratings, maps, 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 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the 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.
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, 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.

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

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. 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 travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
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.
Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Cupola di San Pietro are in your itinerary. St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill 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). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 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

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 Piazza della Signoria will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica di San Lorenzo 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: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 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 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melito di Napoli.

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San Gimignano, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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, 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.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melito di Napoli trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Melito di Napoli in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Florence in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Melito di Napoli. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Melito di Napoli

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

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Aversa, Santuario di San Ciriaco Diacono e Martire, Santuario dell'Incoronata, Specus Martyrum, Basilica Pontificia Minore S.Antonio di Padova
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Santuario dell'Incoronata ©
Santuario dell'Incoronata
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Santuario di San Ciriaco Diacono e Martire
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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 see ratings, reviews, photos, 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 travel to Athens.

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Zeitenlik
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Zeitenlik
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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 maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planning site.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 3.5 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 travel back home.

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Plaka
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Mount Lycabettus
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Erechtheion

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