61 days in Europe Itinerary

61 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
3
Lanzarote, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
13
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
14
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
15
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
16
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
17
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
18
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
19
Pozzuoli, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
20
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
21
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and Imperial War Museums. Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and The British Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, stop by London Brass-Rubbing Centre, hunt for treasures at Chapel Street Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Hallows By The Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London driving holiday planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect London to be colder, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum Cardiff, thenrelax and rejuvenate at Year of the Tiger Health Spa, thenview the masterpieces at Craft in the Bay, and finally examine the collection at World of Boats.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cardiff travel route builder site.

Traveling by train from London to Cardiff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Spas Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Museum Cardiff ©
National Museum Cardiff
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History
Year of the Tiger Health Spa ©
Year of the Tiger Health Spa

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nights
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Teguise Market, thenexamine the collection at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, thenexamine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and finally explore the galleries of Museo de la Pirateria.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lanzarote travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cardiff to Lanzarote takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cardiff in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Lanzarote: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Shop till you drop at Vom FASS Barcelona and Papabubble. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, take a leisurely stroll along Port Vell, pick up some local products at Mercat Santa Caterina, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Ambrosia Spa.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lanzarote to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lanzarote to Barcelona. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lanzarote in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Spas Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Macchinine and Cuesta de Moyano. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, relax and rejuvenate at MasvitalZenter, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial ©
Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Sintra Museum Klaus Ohnsmann. Change things up with a short trip to Guincho Beach in Cascais (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get active on the water at BomDia Lisboa, and stop by A Vida Portuguesa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in December, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Sintra Museum Klaus Ohnsmann
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Jacquemart-Andre and Seine River. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Le Burgundy by SOTHYS, explore the wide array of goods at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, and kick back and relax at Paris Plage.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Paris using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee Jacquemart-Andre ©
Musee Jacquemart-Andre

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nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Step out of Brussels to go to Mons and see Port de Plaisance de Mons - Grand Large, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Maison Dandoy, relax and rejuvenate at Serendip Spa, and contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Spas Parks Nature

Side Trip

Port de Plaisance de Mons - Grand Large
Highlights from your plan
Serendip Spa ©
Serendip Spa
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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nights
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.
Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges and Sint-Pieterskerk will appeal to history buffs. Head to Carpentier-Goegebeuer and The Old Chocolate Housefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Villa Aqua in Ostend (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, admire the masterpieces at Sint-Janshospitaal, see the interesting displays at Kantcentrum, and stop by Chocolaterie de Burg.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Villa Aqua, Sint-Pieterskerk
Highlights from your plan
Gruuthusemuseum ©
Gruuthusemuseum
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Mark Raven Amsterdam Art, thenpause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, thentake an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally explore the wide array of goods at De Bijenkorf. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then stop by Concerto.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mark Raven Amsterdam Art ©
Mark Raven Amsterdam Art
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll explore and learn at Vasa Museum and Royal Armory. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skansen and St Johannes Kyrka. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Langholmen, browse the range of quality goods at Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), explore the activities along Stockholm Canals, and stop by Gamla Stans Polkagriskokeri.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm day trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Stockholm is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Armory ©
Royal Armory

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Illums Bolighus or Magasin du Nord. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, indulge in some personalized pampering at Bella Sky Spa, stop by A. C. Perch's Thehandel, and take a stroll through Gammel Strand.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Illums Bolighus ©
Illums Bolighus
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rausch Schokoladenhaus and Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Deutsches Historisches Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Berlin, get outside with Strandbar Mitte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Sultan Hamam Berlin.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip planning site.

Getting from Copenhagen to Berlin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Jewish Museum Berlin ©
Jewish Museum Berlin
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Barbara's Church and Mucha Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lobkowicz Palace and Kostel svatého Jiljí. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Kutna Hora to see Bohemian Museum of Silver about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Original Beer Spa, stop by Prague Fashion Museum & Vintage Shop, get engrossed in the history at KGB Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vltava Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kutna Hora
Highlights from your plan
Shooters Island ©
Shooters Island
St Barbara's Church ©
St Barbara's Church
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and then examine the collection at The Hofburg. Keep things going the next day: test the waters at Therme Wien and then get engrossed in the history at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip maker.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Therme Wien ©
Therme Wien

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Alice in Wonderland Fine Arts Gallery or New Murano Gallery. Doge's Palace and Palazzo Grassi will appeal to museum buffs. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately Padua away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico, pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online holiday planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica of Santa Croce. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at Soulspace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate the waterfront views at Arno.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and St. Clement Basilica. Palatine Hill and Church of St. Louis of the French are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Rivazzurra S.R.L. in Anzio, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, relax and rejuvenate at Spa at Trilussa Palace Hotel, and view the masterpieces at Art Studio Cafe.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Pozzuoli.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Rivazzurra S.R.L.
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Pozzuoli, Italy

Pozzuoli ©
Pozzuoli is a city and comune of the Metropolitan City of Naples, in the Italian region of Campania. On the 21st (Thu), get some fabulous bargains at La Reggia Designer Outlet, thenexplore the activities along Lago d'Averno, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Terme Stufe di Nerone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, thenrelax and rejuvenate at Centro Benessere ed Estetico La Beaute, and then look for gifts at La Bottega delle Arti.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pozzuoli travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Pozzuoli by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Pozzuoli can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Pozzuoli

Spas Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, La Reggia Designer Outlet, Centro Benessere ed Estetico La Beaute, Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei, Terme Stufe di Nerone
Highlights from your plan
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Centro Benessere ed Estetico La Beaute ©
Centro Benessere ed Estetico La Beaute
Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei ©
Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Heraion of Samos are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and kick back and relax at Voula Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Pozzuoli to Athens with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pozzuoli to Athens. In January, daytime highs in Athens are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Heraion of Samos
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum and Great Palace Mosaics Museum. Chora Museum and Istanbul Modern will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, soak in style at Suleymaniye Hamami, and enjoy the sand and surf at Solar Plajı.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip builder site.

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in January, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Istanbul Modern ©
Istanbul Modern

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