51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Ioannina, Greece
— 4 nights
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Vlore, Albania
— 1 day
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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Theth, Albania
— 4 nights
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Kolašin Region, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Lazise, Italy
— 3 nights
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Biel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Nancy, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
— 7 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, stop by Plaka, then contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with Seahorse Dive Center, then stroll through Glyfada Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Legrena Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ioannina.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ioannina, Greece

— 4 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Get in touch with nature at Alpine Zone and Lake Pamvotis. Silversmithing Museum and Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Ioannina's surroundings by going to Parga (Chaos Woodcraft, Valtos Beach, &more) and Ammoudia Beach (in Ammoudia). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, admire the striking features of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, and see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ioannina trip app.

You can fly from Athens to Ioannina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vlore.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Vlore, Albania

— 1 day
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Muradie Mosque and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vlore trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ioannina to Vlore in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ioannina to Vlore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ioannina in June, Vlore is little chillier at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Vlore

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Tirana, Albania

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti and then kick back and relax at The Beach Bar.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tirana trip planning website.

You can drive from Vlore to Tirana in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. In June in Tirana, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Theth.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Theth, Albania

— 4 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Valbona Pass and Thethi-Guide. Go for a jaunt from Theth to Shkoder to see Shkodra Lake about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Theth National Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Theth trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Theth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kolašin Region.

Things to do in Theth

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kolašin Region, Montenegro

— 3 nights
Kolašin Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kolašin Region trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Theth to Kolašin Region takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Kolašin Region

Nature · Parks
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Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the striking features of St. Tryphon Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Kotor Old City, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Kotor City Walls & Fortress. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Sea Gate, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotor journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Kolašin Region to Kotor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

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 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, stroll through Sveti Jakov Beach, and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 65°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zadar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Zadar, Croatia

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat and then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zadar trip builder website.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Zadar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zadar, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 3 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Step out of the city life by going to Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, contemplate the waterfront views at Ciginovac Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ljubljana trip planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Bled, Slovenia

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Bled Castle and Bled Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Peter's Church and St. Martin's Parish Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall, &more) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, hit the slopes at Straža Bled, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Osojnica.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bled day trip site.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Bled are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bled to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bled in June since evenings lows in Venice dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lazise.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Lazise, Italy

— 3 nights
Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 20km northwest of Verona. On the 29th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test the waters at Parco Termale del Garda, admire the masterpieces at Bottega d'Arte Benaco, then stroll through Jamaica Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lazise visit planning tool.

You can drive from Venice to Lazise in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Como.

Things to do in Lazise

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Como, Italy

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Vezio and Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Visit Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and La Citta Alta for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio), Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello) and Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Tranquilla, cool off at Lido Villa Olmo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, and trek along Chilometro della Conoscenza.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Como trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lazise to Como in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Como can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Engelberg.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Engelberg, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis. On the next day, head outdoors with Sustenpass, snap pictures at Titlis Cliff Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trubsee, then hit the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, and finally make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

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

Traveling by car from Como to Engelberg takes 3 hours. Traveling from Como in July, expect Engelberg to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Biel.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Biel, Switzerland

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Taubenlochschlucht, then identify plant and animal life at Einsiedelei St. Verena, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ursenkathedrale, and finally steep yourself in history at Baseltor. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Fontaine du Banneret, head outdoors with Etang de la Gruere, see the interesting displays at Omega Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bozingenberg.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Biel route planner.

Getting from Engelberg to Biel by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Biel, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Nancy.

Things to do in Biel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Nancy, France

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Place Stanislas, contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, then get outside with France Aventure Nancy, and finally steep yourself in history at Place de la Carriere.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nancy trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Biel to Nancy takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Nancy are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
On the 11th (Mon), visit Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning site.

Take a train from Nancy to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bracknell.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Bracknell, United Kingdom

— 7 nights
Bracknell is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire, England. Popular historic sites such as Windsor Castle and Waddesdon Manor are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. George's Chapel and Pooh Corner. Venture out of the city with trips to Chessington World of Adventures Resort (in Chessington), Thorpe Park (in Chertsey) and Prince's Coverts (in Oxshott). Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pennybridge Farm Alpacas, take a memorable excursion with Knepp Wildland Safaris, stroll around Westmorland Park, and get outside with Engage Watersports Ltd.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bracknell attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Paris to Bracknell with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get slightly colder in Bracknell: highs are around 70°F and lows about 55°F.

Things to do in Bracknell

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.