11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night


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 7th (Tue): shop like a local with Jaksic Gallery and then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Jaman Art, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Split is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Split, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Split reach 88°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, then explore the galleries of Rector's Palace, and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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.
On the 11th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then make a trip to Erechtheion, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens planning tool.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 91°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Casa di Giulietta capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Via Mazzini, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Venice, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): shop like a local with Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and finally shop like a local with ARTBOX.GALLERY.

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You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in July, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Croatia travel guide

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.

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Switzerland travel guide

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.