14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

South Bend, United States
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
South Bend, United States

2
days
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the striking features of Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro). On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planner .

South Bend, USA to Madrid is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from South Bend in July, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

3
days
Paris, France

Paris
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.
Visiting Paris Plage and Île de la Cité will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Palace, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
days
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visiting Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaka and Acropolis Museum. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder app .

You can fly from Paris to Athens in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 91°F and lows about 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

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Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
days
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, and then take an in-depth tour of National History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Dajti.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Athens to Tirana by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Tirana. Traveling from Athens in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Tirana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
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Mount Dajti ©
Mount Dajti
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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