12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Chalons-en-Champagne, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States


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2
nights
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, don't miss a visit to Via Krupp, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, then kick back and relax at Marina Piccola, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, make a trip to Giardini di Augusto Viewpoint, stop by Carthusia, look for gifts at Eco Capri, then stop by Sea Gull, and finally take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro Chairlift Seggiovia Monte Solaro.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Capri travel route planning website .

Newark, USA to Capri is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. June in Capri sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fira.

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Anacapri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 9th (Sat), stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, then learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by the White, Santorini, then trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally stroll through Red Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira route planning site .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Capri to Fira in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Capri to Fira due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santo Winery
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

1
night
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull and then take a stroll through Parte Vieja.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia tour site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fira to San Sebastian - Donostia in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fira in June: high temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia hover around 72°F and lows are around 59°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Champs-Elysees and Catacombs of Paris. Get a sense of the local culture at Sacre Coeur Cathedral and Musée d'Orsay. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, stroll through Île de la Cité, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online journey maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Chalons-en-Champagne, France

Chalons-en-Champagne ©
On the 16th (Sat), stop by CPH La Grande Boutique du Vin, steep yourself in history at Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine, then look for gifts at Champagne Barnaut, and finally do a tasting at Champagne Thierry Rodez.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chalons-en-Champagne trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Paris to Chalons-en-Champagne takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Champagne Thierry Rodez, Champagne Barnaut, Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine
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Champagne Thierry Rodez ©
Champagne Thierry Rodez
Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine
CPH La Grande Boutique du Vin ©
CPH La Grande Boutique du Vin

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