24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Akrotiri, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On your second day here, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Maison Tavel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel

4
nights
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.
Let the collections at Doges' Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia capture your imagination. Attractions like St. Mark's Square and Ponte di Rialto make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Geneva in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Caldera Beach and Red Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Perivolos and Eros Beach. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, look for gifts at The Good Heart, and trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Akrotiri in 9 hours. Traveling from Venice to Akrotiri, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in July since evenings lows in Akrotiri dip to 27°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perivolos, Pyrgos, Santorini, Venetsanos Winery, Tomato Industrial Museum
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. For shopping fun, head to Porta Portese or Del Giudice Roma. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, stop by Elena Kihlman Designer, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rome itinerary builder.

Fly from Akrotiri to Rome in 9 hours. Traveling from Akrotiri to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Akrotiri in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria for their historical value. Get outdoors at Castello di Verrazzano and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and stop by Jean Saade.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Milà and Casa Batlló. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Sagrada Familia and Güell Palace. There's much more to do: stop by Las Ramblas, enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, don't miss a visit to Passeig del Born, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Florence to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in August, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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