12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
2
Volissos, Greece
— 1 day
Drive
3
Mesta, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route planning website.

Chicago, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Amsterdam at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Volissos.
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Volissos, Greece — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Volissos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Limnos Beach.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Volissos takes 36 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Volissos. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get a bit warmer in Volissos: highs are around 87°F and lows about 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Mesta.
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Mesta, Greece — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Olympoi Village, take a stroll through Pyrgi, then examine the collection at The Chios Mastic Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Dinami Beach.

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You can drive from Volissos to Mesta in 1.5 hours. In July in Mesta, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome journey planner.

Drive from Mesta to Rome in 30 hours. Traveling from Mesta to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then walk around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.
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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.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Paris reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 30th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London attractions website.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Chios travel guide

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Mastic Island
Rich history and scenic landscapes make Chios one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Aegean. Nicknamed the "Mastic Island" because it remains one of the world's major producers and exporters of mastic gum, Chios offers visitors a chance to explore medieval villages and age-old monasteries. Start at the ancient settlement serving as the island's center of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Alternatively, make the southwestern port of Mesta your base for touring a cluster of satellite islands reachable by boat or ferry. The island is nearer to the Turkish coastline than the Greek mainland, and as a result shares much of eastern Turkey's topography of rugged crags and fragrant citrus groves.
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