23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Patras, Greece
— 1 night
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Bari, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Seahorse Dive Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally take a stroll through Plaka.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens journey planning app.

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Athens due to the time zone difference. In May, Athens is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Patras.
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Patras, Greece — 1 night

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. On the 20th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras, step into the grandiose world of Rio Castle, then take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), then learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Patras online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Athens to Patras takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Patras dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Bari.
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Bari, Italy

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bari trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Patras to Bari in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Bari are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip tool.

Getting from Bari to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

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 26th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Lauterbrunnen Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle & Staubbach Waterfall), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Zurich (Uetliberg Mountain, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm.

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Traveling by car from Milan to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in May; daily highs in Lucerne reach 65°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Geneva and Reserve Naturelle des Grangettes. Venture out of the city with trips to Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux), l'Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Geneva sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Geneva to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Brussels hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zandvoort aan Zee and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with a short trip to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden in Sint Jansklooster (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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