36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Oviedo, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
Sorrento, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Mycenae, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and El Rastro. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and look for gifts at Confiteria Marques Madrid.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oviedo.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oviedo trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Oviedo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in May, you will find days in Oviedo are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You will leave for Marseille on the 19th (Sat).

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5
days
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.
Relax by the water at Plage de Cavaliere and Plage Capelan. Visit Palais des Papes and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: La Ciotat (Plage des Chiens Ciotat & Le Cassetin du Diable), Pastis Et Compagnie (in Cassis) and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, look for gifts at 72% Petanque, and buy something for everyone on your list at L'Avenue 83.

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You can fly from Oviedo to Marseille in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Oviedo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

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La Ciotat, Plage Capelan, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Palais des Papes, Plage de Cavaliere
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Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
days
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sylvabelle and Castel Plage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Marche Forville & Rue d'Antibes), L'Antre des Delices (in Biot) and Marche provencal (in Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

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Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannes, L'Antre des Delices, Plage de Sylvabelle, Marche provencal, VinAzur - Vins de provence
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): meet the residents at Acquario di Genova.

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Drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Genoa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Genoa

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Acquario di Genova ©
Acquario di Genova

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, make a trip to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna road trip app .

Traveling by car from Genoa to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Bologna

#Historic Sites
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

3
days
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Popular historic sites such as Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and Catacombe di San Gaudioso are in your itinerary. Head to Fashion Victim Store and calzature barbifor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ruins of Herculaneum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, look for gifts at Cosmos-Artigianato Napoletano, and get impressive views of Vesuvio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Bologna to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trips

Ruins of Herculaneum, Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara

5
days
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Shop till you drop at La Bottega delle Arti and Stella Moda S.n.c.. We've included these beaches for you: Lido di Ravello and Fornillo. Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Positano (Theodora Moda Positano, Maria Lampo, & more), Ceramica D'Urso Vietri (in Vietri sul Mare) and La Scuderia del Duca (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, stop by Mini Store, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naples to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a subway. In June in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Sorrento

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Lido di Ravello, Mini Store, Ceramica D'Urso Vietri
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La Bottega delle Arti ©
La Bottega delle Arti
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

3
days
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Monastiraki and Dido. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, stop by Kerannymi Greek Traditional Products, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens road trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Sorrento to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sorrento to Athens due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mycenae.

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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

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Mycenae, Greece

Mycenae
On the 13th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mycenae sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Athens to Mycenae takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Mycenae dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fira.

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mycenae to Fira. Traveling from Mycenae in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fira, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Fira

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Akrotiri
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

4
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do your shopping at CaixaForum and Cellarer. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, look for gifts at La Talenta, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fira to Barcelona in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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