60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Montepulciano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bielefeld, Germany
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Bielefeld, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train to Paris l'Est, Train to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night

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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

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.
MuseumsQuartier Wien has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Vienna. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get a sense of the local culture at Predjama Castle and Škofja Loka Castle. Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Cathedral of St. Nicholas will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Velika Planina (in Stahovica). The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the views from Cobblers' Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Contemporary History.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Ljubljana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 1 night

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pokljuka Gorge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bled trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for Piran.
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Piran, Slovenia — 1 night

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 26th (Fri), shop like a local with Nika's Tiny House and then see the interesting displays at Mediadom Pyrhani.

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Drive from Bled to Piran in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bled in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Piran, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 6 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Broken Relationships and Atelier Mestrovic. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Mark's Church and Museum of Arts and Crafts. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, examine the collection at Zagreb City Museum, make a trip to Tunel Gric, and admire the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon).

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb travel site.

You can drive from Piran to Zagreb in 3 hours. Traveling from Piran in August, Zagreb is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Margaret Island and Nemzeti Botanikus Kert. Discover out-of-the-way places like Matthias Church and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom), Tragor Ignac Museum - Crypt of St. Michael’s Church (in Vac) and Visegrad Citadel (in Visegrad). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Budapest tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Zagreb to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 9 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Archea Korinthos. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Mycenae (Lion Gate, Archaeological Site Mycenae, &more), Corinth (Akrokorinthos & Temple of Apollo) and Nafplio (Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, Fortress Palamidi, &more). Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, stop by Plaka, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and take in panoramic vistas at Moni Osiou Patapiou.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Budapest to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the flight 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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Naples vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Athens to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Naples is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Naples, with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Villa Borghese. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montepulciano.
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Montepulciano, Italy — 2 nights

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Corso il Rossellino, wander the streets of Monticchiello, do a tasting at Gattavecchi Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Santissimo Nome Di Gesu', then get a taste of the local shopping with Art Studio di Adelina Quadri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pieve dei Santi Leonardo e Cristoforo. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Tenuta Valdipiatta, do a tasting at Icario Winery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via di Gracciano nel Corso, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico, and finally make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Montepulciano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Montepulciano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Montepulciano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car 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 19th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Montepulciano to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, then admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Teodoro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bielefeld.
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Bielefeld, Germany — 1 night

Historically a center of Europe’s linen industry, Bielefeld today combines rich local culture with a tradition of innovation and commercial development.
For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bielefeld vacation maker site.

Drive from Milan to Bielefeld in 10 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in September; daily highs in Bielefeld reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Torvehallerne. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Davids Samling (The David Collection). Get some cultural insight at Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke, and ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Copenhagen using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bielefeld to Copenhagen takes 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bielefeld.
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Bielefeld, Germany — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Dr. Oetker Welt, examine the collection at Historisches Museum, then examine the collection at Lenkwerk, and finally head outdoors with Kletterpark Bielefeld. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Schloss Rheda, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Detmold, and then examine the collection at Archaologisches Freilichtmuseum Oerlinghausen.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bielefeld journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Bielefeld takes 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Topography of Terror and Gemaldegalerie. Let the collections at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister capture your imagination. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Potsdam (Neues Palais & Potsdam's Gardens) and Dresden (Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) & Neues Grünes Gewölbe). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, browse the exhibits of Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip tool.

You can take a train from Bielefeld to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Museum Het Rembrandthuis and De Duif are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Zaanse Schans. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter.

You can plan Amsterdam trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Bruges on the 10th (Mon).
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along Bruges Art Route and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Annakerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brugge Sint Jacobskerk.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip builder tool.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bruges to Strasbourg by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In October in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will leave for Basel on the 12th (Wed).
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Basel, Switzerland — 2 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom von Arlesheim, delve into the distant past at Augusta Raurica, then see the interesting displays at Pantheon Basel, then see the interesting displays at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Basel online route maker.

Drive from Strasbourg to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Basel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rosslyn Chapel and Surgeons' Hall Museums. Let the collections at The Chocolatarium and The Museum of Edinburgh capture your imagination. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Dean Village, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh route planner.

Fly from Basel to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Basel to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Basel in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

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 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planning website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Paris is 1 hour. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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