25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Malasana. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through Calle de Santa Isabel, stop by La Latina, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

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

Miami, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, stop by Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip website.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Pompeii.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Pompeii, Italy

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Casa del Cinghiale has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Villa dei Misteri. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Museo della Carta (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, steep yourself in history at Casa del Fauno, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii day trip planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Pompeii by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Pompeii sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, stop by Trastevere, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Chiesa Rumena, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, visit Campo del Ghetto, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online journey maker.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, then wander the streets of Alpiglen, then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and finally examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grindelwald, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Venice to Grindelwald in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Museums · Winter Sports · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 14th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

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 historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and visit Le Marais.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip website.

You can take a train from Lucerne to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Province of Naples travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2015, around 975,260 people lived within the city's administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples had a population of 3,115,320. Naples is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union with a population of between 3 million and 3.7 million. About 4.4 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea.Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. A larger colony – initially known as Parthenope, Παρθενόπη – developed on the Island of Megaride around the ninth century BC, at the end of the Greek Dark Ages. The city was refounded as Neápolis in the sixth century BC and became a lynchpin of Magna Graecia, playing a key role in the merging of Greek culture into Roman society and eventually becoming a cultural centre of the Roman Republic. Naples remained influential after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, serving as the capital city of the Kingdom of Naples between 1282 and 1816. Thereafter, in union with Sicily, it became the capital of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861.

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Province of Florence travel guide

4.4
Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Province of Venice travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2.6 million. PATREVE is a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante," "Serenissima," "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," and "City of Canals."

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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.