19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 day
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Giverny to see Fondation Claude Monet about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stop by Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder website.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, then stroll through Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, and finally take a memorable tour with Peakdivers.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Roko, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally kick back and relax at Kasuni Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Riva Harbor, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Split holiday builder website.

Fly from Zurich to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Split is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', then take a stroll through Plaka, then take in the exciting artwork at Ioannidou Art Gallery, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Blue Dream.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Split to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Split in June, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally get a new perspective on things with Santorini Sailing. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then make a trip to Sunset in Oia, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nikola's Art Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Safari d'Arte. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fira in June, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and finally view the masterpieces at Clet's Studio. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, shop like a local with Limbo Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 day

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice tour planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). Relax by the water at Platja mar menuda and Platja de Canyelles. When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see PlayVR Lloret in Lloret de Mar, approximately Lloret de Mar away. Next up on the itinerary: visit Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
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.
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Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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