16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and then make a trip to Matoyianni Street. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Paradise Beach, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Mykonos Town is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Mykonos Town is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Rome, Italy — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

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Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Lisbon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Venice to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Lisbon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally make a trip to Grand Place. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Brussels takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Brussels reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Paris, France — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour planning site.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip maker website.

You can fly from Paris to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Mykonos travel guide

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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.