57 days in Europe, Tehran & Yerevan Itinerary

57 days in Europe, Tehran & Yerevan Itinerary

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57 days in Europe, Tehran & Yerevan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 45​min
6
Perth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
12
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
15
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
16
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
18
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h 30​min
19
Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 30​min
20
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
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Tehran, Iran
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
22
Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
23
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some cultural insight at Perlan and National Museum of Iceland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at 12 Tonar and foa. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, examine the collection at The Settlement Exhibition, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Reykjavik vacation maker .

Los Angeles, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Reykjavik is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Reykjavik are colder (58°F), and nights are slightly colder (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Mercado San Miguel and Gran Viafor some retail therapy. Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Playa del Alberche in Aldea del Fresno, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid and see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Reykjavik to Madrid in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 93°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Catedral Primada, Playa del Alberche
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila "La Pedrera". Do your shopping at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, and kick back and relax at La Barceloneta.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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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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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.
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise) will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Marais and The Catacombs of Paris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, and explore the activities along River Seine.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris route tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giverny, Chartres Cathedral
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
The Catacombs of Paris ©
The Catacombs of Paris

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and then browse the range of quality goods at Harrods.

To find out how to plan a trip to London, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in London

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Harrods ©
Harrods

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Perth, United Kingdom

Perth ©
Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. On the 17th (Tue), look for gifts at House of Bruar at Blair Atholl, examine the collection at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, and then do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner.

Getting from London to Perth by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Perth

#Museums, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blair Atholl, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, Stirling Castle
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
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Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines ©
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Stirling Castle ©
Stirling Castle
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ardtoe Beach. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Highland Gems, take in the exciting artwork at Urbane Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip builder .

Traveling by car from Perth to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Ardtoe Beach
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Urbane Art Gallery ©
Urbane Art Gallery
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and then learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in July: high temperatures in London hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Leidseplein and then take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), Zandvoort aan Zee
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Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Leidseplein ©
Leidseplein

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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 25th (Wed), take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, then kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, and then examine the collection at Pergamon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg), and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tegeler See.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam) ©
Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)
Pergamon Museum ©
Pergamon Museum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then stop by Artel. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, wander the streets of Old Town Square, then stop by Manufaktura, and finally steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then take a stroll through Haidhausen, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church and then hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Shopping, #Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), examine the collection at Swiss Museum of Transport, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, get to know the fascinating history of Aare Gorge, and then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne online attractions planner .

Getting from Munich to Lucerne by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lucerne

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Aare Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
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Swiss Museum of Transport ©
Swiss Museum of Transport
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©

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Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally steep yourself in history at Porta della Carta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take a stroll through Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally stop by La Bauta.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in August: high temperatures in Venice hover around 85°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, then hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planning tool .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Vecchio ©
Palazzo Vecchio
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sistine Chapel and Citta del Vaticano. Relax by the water at V Lounge Beach Club and Mediterranea. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Via Condotti, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola ©
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by calzature barbi.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary website .

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Naples are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naples

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Ruins of Herculaneum
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Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
calzature barbi ©
calzature barbi

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 10th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka District.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Naples to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Naples to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Naples in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Maria Beach and Kolymbithres Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parikia Town and Lefkes. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Paros Ancient Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, and explore the ancient world of Venetian Fortress.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paros trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Athens to Paros takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Paros are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paros

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral ©
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral

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Athens, Greece

Athens
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Paros to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. When traveling from Paros in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 77°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Athens

#Tours, #Transportation, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Azadi Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Tehran Bazaar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran, and then take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tehran tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Tehran in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Iran Standard Time is 1 hour. August in Tehran sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tehran

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
National Museum of Iran ©
National Museum of Iran
Darband ©
Darband

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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Monastery of Geghard and Parajanov Museum. Popular historic sites such as Khor Virap and Garni Temple are in your itinerary. Step out of Yerevan to go to Hayravank and see Hayravank Monastery, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, get a taste of the local shopping with Northern Avenue Pedestrian Street, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, and browse the different shops at Yerevan Mall.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tehran to Yerevan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Tehran in August, Yerevan is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Yerevan

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Hayravank Monastery, Garni Temple, Saint Hripsime Church, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), then steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The State Tretyakov Gallery, then kick back and relax at Meshherskoye, and then explore the wide array of goods at GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moscow trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Yerevan to Moscow in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Armenia Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yerevan in August, plan for much colder days in Moscow, with highs around 73°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 56°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)
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The State Tretyakov Gallery

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