12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
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Paris, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. George, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hymettus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, see the interesting displays at The Jewish Museum of Greece, then examine the collection at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, and finally shop like a local with Ermou Street.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens online trip builder.

Bhubaneswar, India to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Nature · Parks · Spas
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Paris, France

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, then get advice or help at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, and finally admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Paris takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in July, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

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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 30th (Tue): look for gifts at La Manual Alpargatera, snap pictures at Pont del Bisbe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, have fun and explore at CaixaForum Barcelona, then appreciate the history behind Cascada Monumental, and finally make a trip to Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Antiquarium di Lucrezia Romana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Redemptoris Mater, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, then learn about winemaking at Enoteca Trucchi, and finally don't miss a visit to Casina Del Cardinal Bessarione. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Mausoleo delle Fosse Ardeatine, browse the collection at Biblioteca Casanatense, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Balbina, then make a trip to Chiesa di San Benedetto in Piscinula, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then make a trip to The Nine Towers.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zurich travel route builder site.

You can fly from Rome to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, Zurich is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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