51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Porthmadog, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Douglas, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
14
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
15
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
16
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
17
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
18
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
19
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
20
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Fontainebleau and Trocadero. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon), Basilique de Saint-Mathurin (in Larchant) and Eglise Notre Dame de Pitie (in Flagy). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pitt Rivers Museum and Westminster. Shop till you drop at Borough Market and Fortnum & Mason. Go for a jaunt from London to Oxford to see Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll around Regent's Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London driving holiday tool .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porthmadog.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Oxford
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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night
Porthmadog, United Kingdom

Porthmadog ©
Porthmadog, known locally as "Port", and since 1974, rendered into Welsh from its former Anglicised form, Portmadoc, is a small coastal town and community in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd, in Wales. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the wide array of goods at Kerfoots of Porthmadog.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Porthmadog trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from London to Porthmadog in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May in Porthmadog, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Douglas.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lloyd George Museum, St Tanwg's Church
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Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands
Lloyd George Museum ©
Lloyd George Museum
St Tanwg's Church ©
St Tanwg's Church

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Douglas, United Kingdom

Douglas ©
On the 11th (Mon), view the masterpieces at The Sayle Gallery, examine the collection at Murrays Motorcycles Museum, tee off at Castletown Golf Links, then don't miss a visit to The Old Grammar School, then contemplate the long history of The Old House of Keys, and finally examine the collection at Nautical Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Douglas attractions planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Porthmadog to Douglas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Douglas

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Castletown, Castletown Golf Links, Murrays Motorcycles Museum
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
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Murrays Motorcycles Museum ©
Murrays Motorcycles Museum
The Old House of Keys ©
The Old House of Keys
The Old Grammar School ©
The Old Grammar School

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edinburgh Old Town and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Real Mary King's Close and Inchcolm Abbey and Island. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, expand your horizons at Classes, learn about all things military at National War Museum of Scotland, and contemplate the long history of Grassmarket.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh itinerary planner.

You can fly from Douglas to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then examine the collection at Autoworld, and finally contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Brussels takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, explore the activities along Herengracht, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam ©
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

Plan trip to Luxembourg City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get some cultural insight at Rheinstein Castle and Michaelskirche. Get some historical perspective at Burg Ronneburg and Fulda Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Schoenburg (in Oberwesel), Worms (Dom zu Worms & Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand) and Ehemalige Benediktinerabtei (in Seligenstadt). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Romer, admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, identify plant and animal life at Neroberg, and see the interesting displays at German Film Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt online visit planner .

You can fly from Luxembourg City to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fulda, Worms, Neroberg, Burg Ronneburg, Ehemalige Benediktinerabtei
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dreikonigskirche ©
Dreikonigskirche
Burg Ronneburg ©
Burg Ronneburg
Rheinstein Castle ©
Rheinstein Castle

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Pergamonmuseum. Visit Frauenkirche and THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Dresden (The Dresden Zwinger, Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, & more), Hauptbahnhof Leipzig (in Leipzig) and Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See (in Frankfurt (Oder)). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz and browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Dresden, Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church for their historical value. Head to Viktualienmarkt and Galerie Hegemannfor plenty of shopping. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Old Town) and Wies Church (in Steingaden). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at BMW Museum, get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, and admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Munich day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Regensburg, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bahnhofstrasse and Maurice de Mauriac. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Lake Zurich. Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen), Augusta Raurica (in Augst) and Munot (in Schaffhausen). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, shop like a local with ARTBOX.GALLERY, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Schloss Lenzburg, Fondation Beyeler, Glasi Hergiswil, Uferpromenade Weggis, Hofkirche
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil

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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 Doge's Palace and Ca' Rezzonico capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Battistero del Duomo & Piazza dei Signori) and Ferrara (Museo Archeologico Nazionale & Castello Estense). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ferrara, Padua
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and then admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence itinerary tool .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Parco Chico Mendes
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit Pantheon and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Moai Beach (in Passo Oscuro), Orvieto (Ceramiche Giacomini, Duomo di Orvieto, & more) and Il Borgo Di Vejano (in Vejano). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, take a stroll through Via Condotti, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Il Borgo Di Vejano, Moai Beach, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 10th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Posillipo and then contemplate the long history of Decumani di Napoli. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, browse the exhibits of Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Domenico Maggiore, and finally explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naples online holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Badia della Santissima Trinita', Sol’Art Ceramiche, Forum
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and St. John's Fortress. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dubrovnik City Walls and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Prijeko street, look for gifts at House of Nature, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation, and enjoy the sand and surf at Srebreno Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip app .

Traveling by flight from Naples to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 16th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, then take a stroll through Plaka, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Donkey's Land.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Athens tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Donkey's Land
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then take a stroll through El Born, then explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens, and finally see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona vacation planner .

You can fly from Athens to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Plaza mayor de Chinchon, examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, hunt for treasures at Exposicion Pintores Plaza Conde Barajas, then see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, and finally wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid vacation planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are little chillier (61°F). You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Plaza mayor de Chinchon, The Walls of Avila
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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