24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 day
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Heraklion, Greece
— 1 day
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Laganas, Greece
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland and then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik online attractions planner.

Denver, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in May: highs in Reykjavik hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
On the 17th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas and then wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona route planning site.

Getting from Reykjavik to Barcelona by flight takes about 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Barcelona. When traveling from Reykjavik in May, plan for much warmer days in Barcelona, with highs around 71°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Parc National des Calanques and then look for gifts at Le Bazar de Cesar Savonnerie.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Nice, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by Absolute Positano, then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and finally make a trip to Piazza Tasso. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento holiday planner.

Getting from Nice to Sorrento by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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 22nd (Mon): take a stroll through Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Sorrento to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 1 day

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a stroll through Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. May in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Greece — 1 day

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 24th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then stop by Inspira, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion online journey planner.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Heraklion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Laganas.
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Laganas, Greece — 1 night

The center of nightlife on the island of Zakynthos, the popular tourist resort of Laganas boasts over a hundred bars and clubs.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Laganas Beach, get outside with Infinity Beach Club Zante, then relax and rejuvenate at Majestic Spa, and finally brush up on your military savvy at History War Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Marathonisi, then see the interesting displays at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Laganas itinerary tool.

Getting from Heraklion to Laganas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kotor City Walls & Fortress, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, and then delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kotor trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Laganas to Kotor in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Laganas to Kotor. Traveling from Laganas in May, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Kotor. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 1 night

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 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Diocletians Dream, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then stop by By Lyna Conceptstore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Split travel route planning app.

Drive from Kotor to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Split are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy

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.
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice online holiday planner.

Getting from Split to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You'll set off for Verona on the 29th (Mon).
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Verona, Italy — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, then admire the natural beauty at Parco Giardino Sigurta, then get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio, and finally make a trip to Mura di Lazise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Cappella dei Notai, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, then make a trip to Piazza Bra, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Verona trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland — 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll around Parco Ciani, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then make a trip to Swissminiatur, and finally get great views at Monte San Salvatore.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lugano tour itinerary app.

Getting from Verona to Lugano by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Lugano, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Lugano to Zurich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in June, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 55°F. You will leave for Paris on the 2nd (Fri).
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Reykjavik takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in June; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 55°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Mykonos travel guide

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Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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Crete travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.
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