29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
taxi + ferry:  7​h 45​min
1
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  7​h 45​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
3
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
train:  7​h 15​min
4
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
12
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
13
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
14
Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
16
Porto, Portugal
— Few hours
End: Porto, Portugal

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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
You've added The Palace of Knossos, Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On the next day, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, and finally kick back and relax at Stalis Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary planning website .

Athens to Heraklion is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Heraklion hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of Olympian Zeus, National Archaeological Museum, Parthenon, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, catch a live performance at Herod Atticus Odeon, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Parthenon, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Heraklion in August: highs in Athens hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White Tower of Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and Rotunda. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Rotunda, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki.

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

You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Rotunda ©
Rotunda

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Archeology Museum, Saint Sofia Church and The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi). On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, then take an in-depth tour of National Archeology Museum, and finally admire the striking features of The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sofia online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, things will get little chillier in Sofia: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sofia

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Saint Sofia Church ©
Saint Sofia Church
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Topcider Park as well as Gardos - Tower of Sibinjanin Janko. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Topcider Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and then take in panoramic vistas at Gardos - Tower of Sibinjanin Janko.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sofia to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In August in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Topcider Park ©
Topcider Park
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
Gardos - Tower of Sibinjanin Janko ©

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Spend the 11th (Sat) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Parliament Pc, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, snap pictures at Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid), and contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Budapest trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Belgrade to Budapest by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

#Spas, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Thermal Spas
Parliament ©
Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schönbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Hofburg Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade).

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna travel route builder site .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Charles Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Prague trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks
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Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then appreciate the history behind Berlin Wall Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Pergamon Museum ©
Pergamon Museum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rembrandt House Museum, stroll through Natura Artis Magistra, and get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Atomium, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels visit planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum ©
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum and then examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris road trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 27th (Mon), admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre), then don't miss a visit to Place du Parlement, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip builder app .

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bordeaux

#Historic Sites
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Pey-Berland Tower ©
Pey-Berland Tower
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Bordeaux to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bordeaux in August: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Historic Sites
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Padrao dos Descobrimentos ©
Padrao dos Descobrimentos

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Porto, Portugal

Porto
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto online trip builder .

Take a train from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get slightly colder in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Porto

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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