49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Athens, Greece
— 41 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 1 day
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night

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Athens, Greece

— 41 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Mycenae (Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, &more), Nemea (Ktima Palivou & Monastery of the Dormition Rock Nemea) and Donkeysland (in Koropi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 1 day

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 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning site.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

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 13th (Tue): make a trip to Ratto della Sabina, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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 14th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Interlaken.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 15th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Wydi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Interlaken takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in July, with highs in Interlaken at 75°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then stroll around Le Jardin Anglais, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geneva visit website.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Interlaken in July, you will find days in Geneva are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Geneva to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 71°F.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites