27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Montpellier, France
— 1 night
5
Marseille, France
— 1 night
6
Nice, France
— 1 night
7
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
End: Athens, Greece

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take a stroll through Le Marais, then stroll through Île de la Cité, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Paris Plage, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a stroll through The Jordaan, then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Passeig de Gracia and Begemot Art & Fashion Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and kick back and relax at Playa de Sant Miquel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona journey planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. On your second day here, catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes, delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, and then take a stroll through Place de la Comedie.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Montpellier online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Montpellier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Montpellier are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nimes, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
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Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary app .

Drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. You'll set off for Nice on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Oasi WWF del Bassone, take a stroll through Navigli District, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan travel route planner .

You can drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in July since evenings lows in Milan dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Oasi WWF del Bassone
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, then stop by Janniderma, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and then stop by I'Mago.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
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.
On the 15th (Sun), take a stroll through Dorsoduro, look for gifts at I Tre Mercanti, take a stroll through Cannaregio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally look for gifts at Venezia Oro & Occhiali.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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
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 appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Do your shopping at Via Condotti and L'Artigianato. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the striking landscape at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, stop by Officine Creative Roma, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Monastiraki and Ermou Streetfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Vouliagmeni (Vouliagmeni Beach & Astir Beach). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, take a stroll through Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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