59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 day
train:  3​h
3
Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Trier, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
9
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
15
Perivolos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
16
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
17
Megalochori, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
18
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
19
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
20
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
21
Scalea, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
22
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
23
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
24
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
25
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
26
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
27
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
28
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
29
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Chicago, United States

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, find something for the whole family at Grona Lunds Tivoli, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and examine the collection at Skansen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm holiday builder .

Chicago, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Stockholm at 67°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
day
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
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 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), then examine the collection at Rosenborg Castle, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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night
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aarhus trip planner .

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll through Vondelpark, and tour the water at your own pace with MokumBoat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Aarhus to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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day
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Halve Maan Brewery, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

Start your trip to Bruges by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Atomium, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheater.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Trier trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Trier are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Liebfrauenkirche ©
Liebfrauenkirche

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Romer, then admire all the interesting features of Commerzbank-Arena, then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip app .

Traveling by car from Trier to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Romer ©
Romer

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nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 1st (Mon), hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), contemplate the long history of Old Town, make a trip to Das Plonlein, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Rothenburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take an in-depth tour of Nymphenburg Palace, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 4th (Thu), make a trip to Old Town Square, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and then wander the streets of Mala strana.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Prague sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip builder .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perivolos.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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nights
Perivolos, Greece

Perivolos ©
On the 12th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Emporio, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then kick back and relax at Perivolos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, tour the water at your own pace with Captain George Santorini Yachting, and then get great views at Windmills of Emporio.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Perivolos trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Perivolos with the Route module. Traveling from Istanbul to Perivolos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Perivolos, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Perivolos

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Emporio, Vlychada
Highlights from your plan
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Captain George Santorini Yachting ©
Captain George Santorini Yachting
Castelli of Emporio ©
Castelli of Emporio

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Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then choose your vessel at VIP Sailing Santorini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): look for gifts at Faros Market, then visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Santo Horse Riding.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri trip itinerary website .

Akrotiri is very close to Perivolos. In July, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Megalochori.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

VIP Sailing Santorini
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Megalochori, Greece

Megalochori ©
On the 16th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, then tour the water at your own pace with Alex Private Boat Rental, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vlichada Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Megalochori vacation website .

Megalochori is just a short distance from Akrotiri. July in Megalochori sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Megalochori

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Santorini, Pyrgos, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Vlychada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alex Private Boat Rental ©
Alex Private Boat Rental
Megalochori - Traditional Village ©
Megalochori - Traditional Village
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Sunset in Oia, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Oia fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Megalochori to Oia takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Imerovigli
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), wander the streets of Little Venice, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 22nd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Scalea.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Scalea, Italy

Scalea is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.The town takes its name from its terraced lay-out on the hillside, at the bottom of the Capo Scalea promontory. On the 24th (Wed), stroll through La Secca and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Il Mirto Solarium Bar.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Scalea trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Scalea. Traveling from Athens to Scalea, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Scalea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maratea, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

Plan my trip to Rome with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Scalea to Rome by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence online journey planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 3rd (Sat), trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then take a stroll around Vernazza, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Venice to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 5th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Guell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Cinque Terre to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in August since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park, examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be slightly colder, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 92°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
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Parque del Retiro
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Plaza Mayor

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, then see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Seville Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seville day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Initiation Well at Quinta da Regaleira, & more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Belém Tower, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip website .

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In August, Lisbon is a bit cooler than Seville - with highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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