28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lyon, France
— 5 nights
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Como, Italy
— 5 nights
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Bellano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
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Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 8 nights
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Lyon, France

— 5 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Lake Annecy (in Annecy), Cascade de Clairefontaine (in Virieu-le-Grand) and Grenoble (Via Ferrata : Les Prises de la Bastille, Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lyon online trip planner.

London, UK to Lyon is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Lyon. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Lyon reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Como, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Bellagio (Kayaking & Canoeing, La Punta Spartivento, &more), Sentiero del Viandante (in Varenna) and Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Mandello del Lario). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, savor the flavors at Micromercato Moltrasio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenway del Lago di Como, and look for gifts at Teatro del Gusto Como.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Como vacation maker tool.

Drive from Lyon to Como in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bellano.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bellano, Italy

— 2 nights
Bellano is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) formed through erosion by the river Pioverna before entering the lake, starting from 15 millions year ago. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Il Tornio, go for a walk through Green Way dei Patriarchi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, then shop like a local with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bellano online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Como to Bellano in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Bellano

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Nafplio (Church of Panaghia, Fortress Palamidi, &more), Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae) and Seahorse Dive Center (in Vari). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bellano to Athens. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, Athens is a bit warmer than Bellano - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 8 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Cresmina Beach (in Cascais) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip maker.

You can fly from Athens to Lisbon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Lisbon, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in July, things will get a bit cooler in Lisbon: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."