25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Kamari, Greece
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 8th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with Seahorse Dive Center, then identify plant and animal life at ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Athens: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kamari.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamari, Greece

— 1 night
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. On the 10th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Kamari online holiday planner.

Fly from Athens to Kamari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. May in Kamari sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Tesoro di San Pietro, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kamari to Rome by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Kamari to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kamari in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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 (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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Traveling by train from Pisa to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then get outside with Donauinsel, then contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in May; daily highs in Vienna reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Maria Weggis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lucerne holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Interlaken, Switzerland

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 21st (Fri): stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

— 1 night

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the striking features of Munsterplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle, admire the striking features of Freiburger Münster, then admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Schlossberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Historisches Kaufhaus.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Eze Sur Mer Strand, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Vieille Ville and then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta. On the next day, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday planning site.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 29th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally head outdoors with Picnic Madrid.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid vacation planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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.