21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Priština Adem Jashari International Airport, Drive to Decan
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Decan, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Shuttle to Sarandë, Drive to Butrint
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Butrint, Albania
— 1 night
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Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu, Fly to Rhodes Town
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday website.

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in June, with highs in Venice at 81°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome route site.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Decan.
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Decan, Kosovo — 1 night

Deçan or Dečani is a town and municipality located in the Gjakova District of Kosovo. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Visoki Decani Monastery.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Decan trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rome to Decan. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ohrid.
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia — 1 night

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Ohrid.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ohrid trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Decan to Ohrid in 5 hours. In June in Ohrid, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Butrint.
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Butrint, Albania — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Butrint National Park.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Butrint trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Ohrid to Butrint in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ohrid in June, expect Butrint to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town, Greece — 3 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Step out of the city life by going to Anthony Quinn Bay and Lindos Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Lindos and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Change things up with a short trip to Agios Pavlos Beach in Lindos (about 54 minutes away). On the 28th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Medieval City.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Butrint to Rhodes Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and ferry. In June in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 30th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then make a trip to Erechtheion, and finally steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then visit Plaka, and then don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Split day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Athens to Split in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Split is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Montmartre and Musee Rodin. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Split to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Split in July, with highs in Paris at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Kosovo travel guide

3.9
Monuments · History Museums · Churches
A disputed territory in the central Balkans, Kosovo is considered by many nations to be Europe's newest country. The independent state, once part of Serbia, has no shortage of colorful history. Tourism is still a small industry in the country, and visitors will witness the scars of war as recently as 1999, when Serbia revoked the territory's autonomy. Today, Kosovo is mainly ethnically Albanian, with a Serb majority in the north, as well as large numbers of ethnic minorities. Active UN troops still work in the country, guarding Serbian monasteries that date back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Despite this, Kosovo is a safe and stable country to visit to explore off-the-beaten path. The mix of World Heritage Sites, wild countryside, and welcoming hospitality will surely bring visitors in droves as the word gets out.
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Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.
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Albania travel guide

3.9
Castles · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.
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Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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