59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly
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La Spezia, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Skrip, Croatia
— 1 day
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Rab Island, Croatia
— 1 day
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Cres, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Milna, Croatia
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Gjirokaster, Albania
— 2 nights
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Ksamil, Albania
— 1 day
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Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
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Dhermi, Albania
— 2 nights
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Vlore, Albania
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Naxos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry to Heraklion, Taxi to Matala
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Matala, Greece
— 2 nights
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Skiathos, Greece
— 1 night
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Visit Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure and Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Chateau Guiraud and Chateau Courtade-Dubuc. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Sauternes (Maison du Sauternes, La Maison du Vigneron de Sauternes, &more), Bazas Cathedrale (in Bazas) and Chateau de Cazeneuve (in Prechac). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Chateau Gravas, walk around Ecosite du Bourgailh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Pierre de Gradignan, and steep yourself in history at Prieure de Cayac.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online trip itinerary maker.

Bilbao, Spain to Bordeaux is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Parc du Chateau and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de la Resurrection Saint Corbinien.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris journey planner.

Take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to La Spezia.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

La Spezia, Italy

— 5 nights
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Get in touch with nature at Costiera di Calafuria and Oasi Massaciuccoli. Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci and Madonna del Ghisallo will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting La Spezia side-trips: Pisa (Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, &more), Pontile Bellavista Vittoria (in Lido Di Camaiore) and Lucca (Basilica of San Frediano & Acquedotto del Nottolini). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Piaggio Museum, admire the natural beauty at Villa Reale di Marlia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Montenero.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Spezia holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to La Spezia by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in La Spezia to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in La Spezia

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Palazzo Roncale and Tempio della Beata Vergine del Soccorso detta La Rotonda are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Museo Regionale della bonifica Ca' Vendramin and Museo dei Grandi Fiumi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Adria (in Adria), Museo Archeologico Nazionale Fratta Polesine (in Fratta Polesine) and Santuario Madonna del Pilastrello (in Lendinara). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Parco Naturale Regionale del Delta del Po, get outside with Bahia del Sole Spiaggia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Domenico.

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You can drive from La Spezia to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Postojna, Slovenia

— 2 nights
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave, then admire the verdant scenery at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake, and finally step into the grandiose world of Snežnik Castle. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum Tabor, then see the interesting displays at Pivka Park of Military History, and then get your game on at Creative Ways Escape Adventure.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Postojna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Postojna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Postojna when traveling from Venice in June, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Postojna

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 16th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Škofja Loka Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Union Experience, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then make a trip to Mestni Trg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje. On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Bovec, Slovenia

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Triglav, then pause for some photo ops at Monument To Four Courageous Men, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bovec holiday maker website.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bovec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. June in Bovec sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Skrip.

Things to do in Bovec

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Skrip, Croatia

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum uja, step into the grandiose world of Museum of Brac, and then examine the collection at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip.

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Drive from Bovec to Skrip in 8.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bovec in June; daily highs in Skrip reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Skrip

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Rab Island, Croatia

— 1 day
On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rab-Maman trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Mary's Assumption, then pause for some serene contemplation at Crkva Sv.Petra, and finally explore the ancient world of Zidine Fortress.

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Traveling by car from Skrip to Rab Island takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Cres.

Things to do in Rab Island

Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Cres, Croatia

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Sat), examine the collection at Centar Za Odrzivi Razvoj Gerbin, then hike along Raca Beach Valun, then don't miss a visit to Valun Tablet (Valunska ploca), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Francis Friary and Church on the Island of Cres.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cres trip itinerary builder app.

Travel from Rab Island to Cres in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Cres

Outdoors · Trails · Beaches · Parks

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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Explore hidden gems such as Dominican Monastery and Church of Our Lady of the Snow. Step out of the city life by going to Kolocep Island and Lopud Island. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Vlaho Bukovac House in Cavtat--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Nicholas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach, take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Michael.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cres to Dubrovnik by car takes about 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galerija Mestrovic and Starigrad Fortress. Step off the beaten path and head to Putalj Winery and Punta Rata Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Brela Beach (in Brela) and Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten (in Primosten). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Split road trip planning app.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Split can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milna.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Milna, Croatia

— 1 night
On the 29th (Sat), go for a stroll along the water at Marina Vlaska.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Milna road trip planner.

Drive from Split to Milna in 2 hours. June in Milna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Milna

Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
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Kotor, Montenegro

— 3 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
You'll explore and learn at Maritime Museum and Cats Museum. Church of St. Luke and Perast Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, admire the landmark architecture of Piazza of the Arms, visit Northern Gate, and get to know the fascinating history of Trg Sv. Tripuna.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor holiday tool.

You can drive from Milna to Kotor in 7 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Kotor when traveling from Milna in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Gjirokaster, Albania

— 2 nights

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Cold War Tunnel, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy, and then take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum.

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Traveling by car from Kotor to Gjirokaster takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kotor to Gjirokaster due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gjirokaster when traveling from Kotor in July, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ksamil.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Ksamil, Albania

— 1 day
Ksamil Ksamili; is a village and a former municipality in the riviera of Southern Albania, and part of Butrint National Park. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Shpella e Pellumbave and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lori Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ksamil trip builder app.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Ksamil in 1.5 hours. July in Ksamil sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Ksamil

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Himare, Albania

— 2 nights
On the 5th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Kalaja e Borshit, enjoy the sand and surf at Bunec Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Monastery of Saint Mary Athaliotisa and then kick back and relax at Borsh Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Himare travel route planning app.

Drive from Ksamil to Himare in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dhermi.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Dhermi, Albania

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Pirate's Cave and then kick back and relax at Palase Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dhermi tour itinerary planner.

Dhermi is just a short distance from Himare. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Vlore.

Things to do in Dhermi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Vlore, Albania

Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get outside with Summer DEPO.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vlore trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Dhermi to Vlore by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dhermi in July, Vlore is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Vlore

Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Tirana, Albania

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Petrela Castle, then see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, then see the interesting displays at House of Leaves, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bovilla, explore the historical opulence of Preza Castle, and then kick back and relax at The Beach Bar.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vlore to Tirana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In July in Tirana, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Chania Town, Greece

— 2 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lighthouse and Greek National Football Museum. Appreciate the collections at MINOAN'S WORLD and Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos. Change things up with a short trip to Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) in Akrotiri (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Firkas Fortress, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and do a tasting at Manousakis Winery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chania Town online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tirana to Chania Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Chania Town. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chania Town when traveling from Tirana in July, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Rethymnon, Greece

— 1 night
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, examine the collection at Contemporary Art Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church, then don't miss a visit to Symbol of Rethymnon City, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rethymnon vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Rhodes Town, Greece

— 3 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Popular historic sites such as Mandraki Harbour and Street of the Knights are in your itinerary. Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue and Kahal Shalom Synagogue will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rhodes Town side-trips: Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda), Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia) and The Church of the Panagia (in Lindos). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Filerimos Monastery, kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, appreciate the history behind Ancient Olympic Stadium - Rhodes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Naxos, Greece

— 2 nights
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, take in the exciting artwork at EL- EcoArt, then see the interesting displays at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Aliko, then take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Drossiani Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Myrtidiotissa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Naxos tour planning website.

Getting from Rhodes Town to Naxos by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, steep yourself in history at The Castle of St Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, browse the exhibits of Art Space, step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos, see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and finally look for gifts at the White, Santorini.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fira tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Matala.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Matala, Greece

— 2 nights
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos beach and then head outdoors with Agio Farago (Gorge of Saints). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Domaine Zacharioudakis, S. - B. Tsipa O.E., then kick back and relax at Kalamaki Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Moozart Wood Art Shop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Matala tour planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Matala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Matala

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Skiathos, Greece

— 1 night

Greek St. Maarten

Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panagia Eikonistrias, stroll through Megali Ammos Beach, contemplate the long history of The Papadiamandis House, then take in the exciting artwork at The Blue House Art Gallery, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Skiathos trip maker tool.

You can fly from Matala to Skiathos in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Skiathos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Corfu Town, Greece

— 1 night
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Casa Parlante, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint James and Saint Christopher, view the masterpieces at Kaliston Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery Panagia of Tenedos, then steep yourself in history at Spilia's Gate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Theodora Mitropolis Orthodox Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Skiathos to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Skiathos in July: highs in Corfu Town hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Donkeysland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus. On your second day here, stroll through Vouliagmeni Beach, then kick back and relax at Asteras Glyfada Beach, and then see where the action happens at Panathenaic Stadium.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens trip maker website.

Fly from Corfu Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

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.