14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: South Bend, United States
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: South Bend, United States

2
nights
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. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional 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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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

4
nights
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 Île de la Cité and Paris Plage will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Luxembourg Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary site .

Fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
nights
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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens driving holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Athens in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Athens. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Athens at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 flight 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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