27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker app.

Edinburgh, UK to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, Venice is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
day
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary website.

Getting from Rome to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Thessaloniki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Change things up with a short trip to La Ponta in Akrotiri (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and do a tasting at Boutari Winery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fira, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Boutari Winery, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Skaros Rock
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Athens online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dance Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lovrecina Bay (in Postira), River Rafting & Tubing (in Omis) and Supetar cemetery (in Supetar). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, and stroll around Marjan Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lovrecina Bay, River Rafting & Tubing, Supetar cemetery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Biosphaere Entlebuch (in Lucerne) and Kriens (Pilatus Luzern & Mt Pilatus). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a splash at Hallenbad Altstetten, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Split to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Zurich is a bit cooler than Split - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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