33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 1 day
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Athens, Greece

— 1 day

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens route builder site.

Cairo, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In August in Athens, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cultural Village, get engrossed in the history at La Ponta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally kick back and relax at Kamari Beach.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Fira journey planner.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town vacation builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Parks

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio National Park, then explore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, then delve into the distant past at Forum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naples online trip builder.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Naples in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations (in Soriano nel Cimino) and Villa Adriana (in Tivoli). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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 4th (Sat): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto and then stop by Cannaregio.

To find out how to plan a trip to Venice, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Palazzo Borromeo are in your itinerary. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Villa Carlotta will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero), Lake Orta (in Orta San Giulio) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bellagio). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milan itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chamonix tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Milan to Chamonix by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Chillon and Rue de Bourg are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Patek Philippe Museum and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Montreux (Swiss Riviera Wine Tours & Queen Studio Experience). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

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You can drive from Chamonix to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at La playa de Tamariu and Platja d’es Codolar. We've included these beaches for you: Platja Port Bo and Platja de Canyelles. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to San Pol Beach (in S'Agaro), Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell) and Platja Fonda (in Begur). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fenals Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Geneva to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Geneva - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Puerta de Bisagra, pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque of Christ of the Light, admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé, wander the streets of Gran Via, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally head outdoors with Picnic Madrid. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online tour planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, L'Orangerie, &more) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Old Church. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Scheveningen Beach (in Scheveningen), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Stadhuis Haarlem, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, contemplate the long history of Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.