27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville, United States
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  22 h 30 min
1
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  18 h
End: Jacksonville, United States

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Popular historic sites such as Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and Villa Cimbrone Gardens are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Via Toledo and Chiaia. Take a break from Naples with a short trip to La Reggia di Caserta in Caserta, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Complesso Museale di Santa Chiara.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples custom trip planner.

Jacksonville, USA to Naples is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Naples is 6 hours. In August, Naples is little chillier than Jacksonville - with highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Reggia di Caserta, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vesuvio National Park, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Reggia di Caserta ©
Reggia di Caserta
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Palatine Hill for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti, and enjoy the sand and surf at V Lounge Beach Club.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Naples in August, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace. Get some cultural insight at Galleria dell'Accademia and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, and look for gifts at Mio Concept Store Firenze.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Sagrada Familia and Casa Milà. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Batlló and Picasso Museum. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, admire the striking features of Güell Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Florence to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get outdoors at River Seine and Paris Plage. Visit Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum and see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 76°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Head to Harrods and Camden Lock Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, get interesting insight from Kings Cross Pond Club, explore the activities along Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read London vacation trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in London are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arthur's Seat, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train, flight, and tram from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in August, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. Appreciate the collections at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Chester Beatty Library. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Portmarnock Beach in Portmarnock, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dublin vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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