30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
4
Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
5
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
End: Prague, Czech Republic

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens route maker website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Perissa Black Sand Beach and Santorini Sail Cruises. Do some cultural sightseeing at Venetsanos Winery and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Step out of Fira with an excursion to Waterskiing & Jetskiing in Perivolos--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and do a tasting at Avantis Estate Santorini.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fira day trip website .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Fira hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Megalochori, Oia's Main Street, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Santo Winery, Akrotiri
Highlights from your plan
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, steep yourself in history at Vasiliki Agios Markos Municipal Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally admire the masterpieces at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion day trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In July in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
Church of Saint Titus ©
Church of Saint Titus

3
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore hidden gems such as Chania Venetian Lighthouse and Kastro Gramvoussas. Visit Souda Bay War Cemetery and Firkas Fortress for their historical value. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos), Rethymnon (Rethymnon Old Town & The Venetian Fortezza) and Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, do a tasting at Anoskeli Winery, examine the collection at Ancient Olive Tree, and stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Chania Town trip tool .

Traveling by shuttle from Heraklion to Chania Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Platanias, Rethymnon, Ancient Olive Tree, Winery Dourakis, Souda Bay War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse

1
night
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Heraklion travel route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toDubrovnik.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors Tours Parks

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Photo Limited and Rector's Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cavtat Old Town and Church of Our Lady of the Snow. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, get great views at Minceta Fortress, wander the streets of Old Town, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 23rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach, make a trip to Kula Svih Svetih, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally do a tasting at Lovric Winery. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Korta Katarina Winery, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town online itinerary planner .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. July in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korta Katarina Winery, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), see the interesting displays at Live Museum Split, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, walk around Marjan Park, then get active on the water at Ilirio's Hvar Tours, and finally take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Split online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Korcula Town to Split by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ilirio's Hvar Tours, Starigrad Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Split to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in July, plan for little chillier nights in Zagreb, with lows around 60°F. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get outdoors at Vintgar Gorge and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visit Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja) and Radovljica Old Town for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Bled Castle (in Bled) and Postojna Caves (in Postojna). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ljubljanski Grad, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrezje.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Postojna Cave, Bled Castle, Radovljica Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave

2
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.
On the 31st (Wed), take a stroll through Cannaregio and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Venice is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Visit Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and Ossuary / The Cemetery Church for their historical value. St Barbara's Church and Prague Astronomical Clock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Corpus Christi Chapel (in Kutna Hora), MedvEdarium (in Beroun) and Stonewood - Natural Family Park (in Zbraslavice). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip app .

Fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Prague at 76°F and lows at 57°F. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Stonewood - Natural Family Park, MedvEdarium, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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