36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Oviedo, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
8
Sorrento, Italy
— 5 nights
+3
subway + train + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Mycenae, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina


2
nights
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 Confiteria Marques Madrid. 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, and browse the eclectic array of goods at El Rastro.

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.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
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).

Things to do in Oviedo

Outdoors Parks Nightlife
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5
nights
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 du 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 Pour Les Chiens & Le Cassetin du Diable), Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont) and Pastis Et Compagnie (in Cassis). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at L'Avenue 83, look for gifts at 72% Petanque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Oviedo to Marseille in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. 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

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Palais des Papes, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Plage de Cavaliere, Pastis Et Compagnie
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Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

5
nights
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 Forville. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sylvabelle and Castel Plage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Marche provencal (in Antibes), Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes) and L'Antre des Delices (in Biot). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, look for gifts at Marche a la Brocante, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Nice trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 Aquarium of Genoa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Genoa travel site .

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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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa

1
night
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

4
nights
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 Cloister of Santa Chiara are in your itinerary. Head to La Pignasecca and Fashion Victim Storefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ruins of Herculaneum, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vesuvio, and stop by Naples Oblige.

Make your Naples itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Bologna to Naples by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Ruins of Herculaneum
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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
Duomo di Napoli ©
Duomo di Napoli

5
nights
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 Ceramica D'Urso Vietri and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. We've included these beaches for you: Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Positano (Theodora Moda Positano, Maria Lampo, & more), La Scuderia del Duca (in Amalfi) and Ravello (La Bottega delle Arti & Duomo di Ravello). There's more to do: look for gifts at Mini Store and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sorrento trip builder website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Sorrento

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
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 Temple of Olympian Zeus. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canvas and Gallery Demeter. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, stop by Dido, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway, train, and flight from Sorrento to Athens in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Mycenae.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Canvas ©
Canvas

1
night
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.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites
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1
night
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
nights
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 La Talenta. Popular historic sites such as Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, stroll through Parc Guell, stop by Casa Gispert, and admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Fira to Barcelona by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: 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, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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