13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Paros, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mykonos, Fly to Bari
Bari, Italy
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 5 nights


Valletta, Malta — 2 nights

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, then get outside with Corsair Diving Malta, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo Parisio & Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Valletta trip builder app.

Strasbourg, France to Valletta is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Strasbourg in September, expect Valletta to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Paros.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Paros, Greece — 2 nights

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, and then contemplate the long history of Lefkes. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and then head off the coast to Parikia Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paros driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Valletta to Paros in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Paros. September in Paros sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bari.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Bari, Italy — 3 nights

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bari: Sassi di Matera (in Matera), Master Wave (in Marina di Ginosa) and La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino (in Altamura). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at I Pastini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, and admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

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Getting from Paros to Bari by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Paros in September since evenings lows in Bari dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Paris, France — 5 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online day trip planner.

Getting from Bari to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is a bit cooler than Bari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips

Malta travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.