24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h
3
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  5 h 15 min
8
Fira, Greece
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Courtauld Gallery and Winchester Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and British Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Jane Austen's House Museum (in Chawton) and Winchester City Mill (in Winchester). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Winchester, The Musical Museum, Jane Austen's House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Musical Museum ©
The Musical Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Marmottan Monet. Take a break from the city and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon), Chateau de La Roche-Guyon (in La Roche-Guyon) and Grand Canal (in Versailles). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris vacation planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, Chateau de Maintenon
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get in touch with nature at Lérins Islands and Reserve des Monts d'Azur. Visit Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and St Nicholas Cathedral for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins), Musee du Parfum Fragonard (in Grasse) and Theoule sur Mer (Jets'Cool & La Pointe de l'Aiguille). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Ville medieval, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Musee Fragonard, Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

2
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.
Head to Via Condotti and Art and Office - Tintin and Comicsfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Museo Diocesano e Capitolare di Terni (in Terni). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico di Venezia and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Piazza dei Signori (in Padua) and Verona (Piazzale Castel San Pietro, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, wander the streets of Dorsoduro, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online visit planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Verona, Piazza dei Signori
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mount Lycabettus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, & more) and Nafplio (Archaeological Museum of Nauplion & Nauplion Promenade). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, and take a stroll through Plaka.

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You can fly from Venice to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Athens. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mycenae, Nafplio, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

1
day
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the exciting artwork at Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Akrotiri
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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