12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Naples, Italy
Fly:  5 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
3
Valletta, Malta
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Naples, Italy

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, thenvisit Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning tool.

Naples, Italy to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naples to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naples in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

1
night
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 12th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) and then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town visit planner.

Fly from Athens to Rhodes Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Rhodes Town are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Valletta travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Valletta takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Rhodes Town to Valletta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Casa Rocca Piccola ©
Casa Rocca Piccola

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Palermo holiday planner.

Fly from Valletta to Palermo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, thenget to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, thenget engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito.

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

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
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Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip maker.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Giovanni, thenadmire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino dell'Iris.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marseille route planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Marseille takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, thenwalk around Parc Guell, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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