57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Bunratty
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Bunratty, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
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Hersonissos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Pompeii, Italy
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Kerið. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Fridheimar in Reykholt, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, stop by Jokla Icelandic Design, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and don't miss a visit to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online itinerary builder.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik. In June, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bunratty.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bunratty, Ireland

— 2 nights
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bunratty: Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan). Spend the 24th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bunratty trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Bunratty takes 10 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bunratty: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Bunratty

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 27th (Sun), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and then walk around St Stephens Green. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at GPO Museum, examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, and finally browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Dublin day trip site.

You can drive from Bunratty to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Museum Quarter, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

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Traveling by flight from Dublin to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Michael's Bridge and Beer Tastings & Tours. Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Memorial Waterloo 1815 in Braine-l'Alleud, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, admire the striking features of Guild Houses, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online tour builder.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Montmartre and Place de la Concorde. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation maker app.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nice, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then make a trip to Place Massena.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte Coperto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Certosa di Pavia, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Milan when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice road trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Olympic Tower, and finally admire the natural beauty at Hofgarten.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Venice in July, expect Munich to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Munich

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bunker Wassermann and Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Noordertoren, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog, enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand, and don't miss a visit to Whale Jaws.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Schiermonnikoog trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Munich to Schiermonnikoog. Traveling from Munich in July, expect nights in Schiermonnikoog to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Little Mermaid, then stroll around Kongens Have, and then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Copenhagen. When traveling from Schiermonnikoog in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Copenhagen, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Bergen, Norway

— 2 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 20th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Sailor's Monument, look for gifts at Susan Fosse, shop like a local with DMG GALLERY, then take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally see the interesting displays at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then raise your glass at Magic Ice Bar Bergen, then make a trip to Fish Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bergen trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Bergen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Copenhagen in July: highs in Bergen hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Helsinki in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Bergen in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Helsinki in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Prague, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Hofburg and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Brasov, Romania

— 2 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, then explore the galleries of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and then explore the stunning scenery at Canionul Șapte Scări. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, then don't miss a visit to Council Square, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasov attractions planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Brasov in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Brasov

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Greece

— 2 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Hersonissos takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Venetsanos Winery. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, stop by the White, Santorini, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

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Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hersonissos to Fira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agia Triada, then appreciate the history behind Submarine Monument, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Plaka, catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Athens road trip planning website.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, then kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach, and finally head off the coast to Lokrum Island. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls.

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Getting from Athens to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Dubrovnik is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Pompeii, Italy

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then explore the ancient world of Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, and finally explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Scavi di Stabia and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pompeii trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Pompeii takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Placa d'Espanya, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then steep yourself in history at Vila Vella (Old Town). On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona travel route planner.

You can fly from Pompeii to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Pompeii in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Province of Munster travel guide

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Castles · Lookouts · Nightlife
Province of Munster forms Ireland's southwestern corner, with major cities Cork, Limerick, and Waterford drawing visitors, as well as many smaller towns and villages. Traditional Irish music is the cornerstone of the province's cultural assets. Outside of the main urban areas, a green countryside awaits, dotted with many ancient castles and monasteries.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

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.