29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In August, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than Vancouver - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to London.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London online trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 1 night

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from London to Innsbruck takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Innsbruck. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), make a trip to Mozartplatz, contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally don't miss a visit to Stiegl Brauwelt.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and laugh and play at Prater.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna holiday tool.

Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and then take a stroll through Plaka. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens online route planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Vienna in August, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing.

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

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Greece — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then meet the residents at CRETAquarium, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lagos.
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Lagos, Portugal — 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 26th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with Wildwatch Algarve, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, then stop by Mar d'Estorias, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lagos online vacation planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Lagos by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Heraklion in August, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Lagos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planning site.

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Lagos in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
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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