60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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

Istanbul

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 Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International 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

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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.

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 · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©

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 (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.

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 · Parks

Side Trips

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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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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 train. 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 · Trails

Side Trips

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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 ©

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 Margaret Island. 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), Lazar Equestrian Park (in Domony) 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), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

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

Getting from Ljubljana to Budapest by shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or 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 · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©

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, explore the activities along 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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 ©

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 Belvedere Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Melk Abbey (in Melk), Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Vienna day trip app.

Traveling by train from Bratislava to Vienna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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 travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

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 Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see Kunstmuseum Den Haag about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can 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 little chillier 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) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trip

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

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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 Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Île de la Cité. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Chantilly in Chantilly City, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and stop by Montmartre.

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

Side Trips

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©

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:
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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 ©

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 travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro) ©

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Madrid, Spain

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 Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, take a stroll through La Latina, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

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

You can fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bilbao in July, with highs in Madrid at 40°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

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

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©

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 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.

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 drive; or take a bus. 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 go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©

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: drive; or take a train; or fly. 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 · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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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 ©

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 Casa Vicens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Barcelona Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello), Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels) and Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through L'Eixample District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

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

You can 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 travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Side Trips

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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 ©

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

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Marseille takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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 ©

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 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

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.

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

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

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 Galleria Borghese 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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

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 ©

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 Piazza della Signoria will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & San Gimignano Bell Tower). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence driving holiday website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melito di Napoli.

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Piazza del Duomo
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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.

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.

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Santuario dell'Incoronata
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Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki

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 travel to Athens.

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Zeitenlik
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Athens, Greece

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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 explore the ancient world of Erechtheion.

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

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 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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