24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Glyfada
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Glyfada, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parc des Felins. On the 6th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc des Felins, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville. On the next day, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, then examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris driving holiday planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Paris, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fenals Beach. On the 8th (Sun), stroll through Fenals Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, see the interesting displays at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and finally browse the exhibits of Casa Vicens.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona route builder app.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 83°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Barcelona in August, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica as well as Terme di Caracalla. On the 11th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Terme di Caracalla. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pompeii, Italy

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tempio di Giove Capitolino, don't miss a visit to Terme del Foro, delve into the distant past at Casa del Fauno, delve into the distant past at Casa del Poeta Tragico, then steep yourself in history at Lupanar, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), explore the ancient world of Forum, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, and finally delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii road trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Glyfada.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Wineries

Glyfada, Greece

— 1 night
Glyfada is a suburb of Athens, situated in the southern parts of the Athens Urban Area. On the 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Asteras Glyfada Beach, identify plant and animal life at ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Phaleron War Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Akti tou Iliou. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Vouliagmeni Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Faneromeni, then kick back and relax at Kavouri Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Paterakis Diving Center.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Glyfada trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pompeii to Glyfada. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Glyfada when traveling from Pompeii in August, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Glyfada

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

Plan a Athens trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Athens is very close to Glyfada. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) and Pierre Loti Tepesi. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, contemplate the long history of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, and slough off your stress at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Istanbul to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Prijeko street, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Treasury.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Dubrovnik is minus 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Surgeons' Hall Museums, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, then steep yourself in history at Grassmarket, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Inchcolm Abbey and Island, explore the historical opulence of Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, then make a trip to Forth Road Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Dean Village.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Edinburgh in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Edinburgh. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, expect Edinburgh to be cooler, temps between 65°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get in touch with nature at Videy Island and Langjokull Glacier. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. There's much more to do: cruise along Ring Road, steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik route planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, you will find days in Reykjavik are slightly colder (57°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.