23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Argostolion, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Attractions like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay make great kid-friendly stops. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary maker.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Argostolion.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Argostolion, Greece

— 1 night
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas, experience rural life at Dias Beekeeping, and then take a tour by water with Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Michalis.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Argostolion vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Argostolion takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Argostolion. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Argostolion to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally get outside with Walk of the Gods.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Athens to Positano in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Positano. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 18th (Sat), make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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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.
On the 20th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then stroll around Ciutadella Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip site.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid holiday maker website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for little chillier days in Lisbon, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.