36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Canazei, Italy
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Modena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Seaside Promenade, which is approximately 32 minutes away. On the 29th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online trip maker.

London, UK to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Dubrovnik is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums

Paros, Greece

— 3 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., steep yourself in history at Parikia Town, explore the fascinating underground world of Marathi Marble Quarries, and kick back and relax at Kolymbithres Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paros itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Paros takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Fira, Greece

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fira tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Paros to Fira by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Culture and Science.

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Traveling by flight from Fira to Warsaw takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fira in September: highs in Warsaw hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 13th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Warsaw to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Venice is a bit warmer than Warsaw - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canazei.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Canazei, Italy

— 3 nights
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Funivia Pass Pordoi, then take in the awesome beauty at Sass Pordoi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero Viel del Pan. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Ortisei: Zona Pedonale and then explore the activities along Lago di Carezza.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Canazei day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Canazei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Canazei sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Canazei

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step out of Innsbruck to go to Maurach and see Achensee, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck online route planner.

You can drive from Canazei to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Canazei in September; daily highs in Innsbruck reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Modena.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Modena, Italy

— 2 nights

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the galleries of Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, then pick up some local products at Mercato Albinelli, and then examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Modena journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Modena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Innsbruck in September, with highs in Modena at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Modena to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Genoa is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, and see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

To find out how to plan a trip to Genoa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Florence to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Croisette (in Cannes) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Drive from Genoa to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre. On your second day here, visit The Panier and then don't miss a visit to Chateau d'If.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marseille day trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.