36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus to Biarritz, Fly to Paris Orly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Toulouse
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Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, then explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, then make a trip to Catedral Primada, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid sightseeing planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, then admire the masterpieces at San Telmo Museoa, and then take a stroll through Parte Vieja. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then learn about all things military at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia visit planner.

You can fly from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Paris, France

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, The Hall of Mirrors, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker tool.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Paris by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paris, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and then see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip site.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Bruges hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery, and finally explore the galleries of St. George's Basilica.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planning app.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Albertina and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip maker site.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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 22nd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach, and finally head off the coast to Lokrum Island. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery and then get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

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Getting from Vienna to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vienna in July since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 24th (Sat), kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, stroll through Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Super Paradise Beach, and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip planner.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Mykonos Town in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Le Palme, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome route planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Rome is minus 1 hour. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Florence, Italy

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 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally examine the collection at Museo di San Marco.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Toulouse, France

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 1st (Sun), engage your brain at Cite de l'espace and then contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, look for gifts at Fromagerie Xavier, take in the views from Pont Vieux, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Toulouse online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Florence to Toulouse takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip site.

Drive from Toulouse to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.