60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Train
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Civitavecchia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive to Piraeus, Ferry to Fira
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights

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Paris, France — 3 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): visit Barrio Grund, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally explore the historical opulence of Grand Ducal Palace. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then learn about all things military at MNHM National Museum of Military History, then explore the historical opulence of Vianden Castle, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Musee d'histoires de Diekirch.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Luxembourg City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and then examine the collection at Atomium.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Efteling. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Madurodam and then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam travel planning tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Rotterdam to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from KolnTriangle. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Wurzburg (Hofkirche, Würzburg Residence, &more) and Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, take in the views from Iron Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Frankfurt trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, 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 explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Topography of Terror and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Berlin vacation builder site.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 25th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and pause for some photo ops at Franz Kafka statue.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 26th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and then don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): ponder the design of Fountain of peace. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, get great views at UFO Observation Deck, then appreciate the history behind Cumil, then don't miss a visit to Kapitulska Street, and finally get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava day trip planning app.

Drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bratislava are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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 (Wed): see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along English Garden, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip planning site.

Getting from Vienna to Munich by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Munich, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 4th (Fri), visit Old Town, take some stellar pictures from Rhine Falls, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

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Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, then take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, and finally explore the activities along Lake Brienz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online attractions planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 2 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

Make your Lauterbrunnen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, catch a ride on Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then stop by Vogts Corner, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald route website.

Grindelwald is just a short distance from Lauterbrunnen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Como.
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Mr. Savethewall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele, then admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Como driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Como in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, make a trip to Piazza Sant'Alessandro, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planning site.

You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 16th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri. On your second day here, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele dei Leiprosetti, then look for gifts at Terre Rare, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Castello Estense, examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally examine the collection at Acetaia Museo Boni.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough 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.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online day trip planner.

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Civitavecchia.
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Civitavecchia, Italy — 2 nights

Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. On the 22nd (Tue), cool off at Aquafelix. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Civitavecchia Port, explore the ancient world of Necropoli di Tarquinia, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardino dei Tarocchi.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Civitavecchia online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Civitavecchia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 24th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Civitavecchia to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Lupanar, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally look for gifts at Cosmos-Artigianato Napoletano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, then take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): visit Plaka, stop by Old Orient Jewelry, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Naples to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Naples in August, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Olympia.
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Olympia, Greece — 2 nights

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Archaeological Site of Olympia, see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and then see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles and then experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Olympia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Athens in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Olympia. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, stop by Eruption Store Santorini, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the galleries of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fira road trip website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Olympia to Fira in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Olympia in August, with lows around 28°C.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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