29 days in New York City & Europe Itinerary

29 days in New York City & Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
1
New York City, United States
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  8 h
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  5 h 15 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
9
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
10
Rethymnon, Greece
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

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night
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Statue of Liberty National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Pond.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary maker tool.

San Francisco to New York City is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Museo Leonardo da Vinci has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Visit Doge's Palace and Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Venice in 11.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Venice dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of Santa Croce and The Baptistery of St. John. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence travel planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Rose, explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Mediterranea. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in July, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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night
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, explore the ancient world of Forum, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pompeii trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get outdoors at Glyfada Beach and Areopagus. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Pompeii to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. July in Athens sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 21st (Tue), kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse. On your second day here, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Fira are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). You'll set off for Heraklion on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Amoudi Bay, Kamari Beach
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 23rd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally contemplate the long history of Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then kick back and relax at Stalis Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Stalis Beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Arkadi, look for gifts at Platanes Shopping, then steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and finally take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Preveli Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church.

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Take a shuttle from Heraklion to Rethymnon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, Preveli Beach
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Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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