32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ioannina, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Dijon, France
— 1 night
11
Paris, France
— 3 nights
12
Calais, France
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h
15
Blackpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h
16
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens online attractions planner .

Hong Kong, China to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, Athens is little chillier at night with lows of 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Ioannina.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Ioannina, Greece

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 23rd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ioannina driving holiday app .

You can fly from Athens to Ioannina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ioannina when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tirana.

Things to do in Ioannina

Historic Sites
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Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Fethiye Mosque ©
Fethiye Mosque

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque and then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tirana itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ioannina to Tirana. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ioannina in July, Tirana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Durres, Petrela Castle
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Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 26th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then learn about winemaking at 13 jul Plantaže.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Podgorica trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Podgorica takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Podgorica

Wineries
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13 jul Plantaže ©
13 jul Plantaže

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), then wander the streets of The historic urban site of Pocitelj, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medjugorje, and finally learn about winemaking at Andrija Wine Cellars.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mostar visit planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Mostar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zagreb.

Things to do in Mostar

Wineries Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Andrija Wine Cellars, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mostar to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mostar in July, things will get little chillier in Zagreb: highs are around 34°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Doge's Palace and Ponte di Rialto. Popular historic sites such as St. Mark's Square and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Pineta di Eraclea Mare (in Eraclea Mare) and Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico (in Caorle). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Zagreb to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Zagreb in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pineta di Eraclea Mare, Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Parco Faunistico le Cornelle and Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Milano and Il Cenacolo. Step out of Milan to go to Certosa di Pavia and see Certosa di Pavia, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Milan online travel planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, Certosa di Pavia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Certosa di Pavia ©
Certosa di Pavia

2
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier des Bossons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Chamonix Cemetery, then hit the slopes at Brevent Cable Car, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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

Drive from Milan to Chamonix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace
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Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car
Parasailing & Paragliding
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

1
night
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head outdoors with Aqua-City, learn about winemaking at Olivier Leflaive, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole.

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

You can drive from Chamonix to Dijon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Dijon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Dijon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wineries

Side Trips

Olivier Leflaive, Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole, Parc de l'Auxois
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Parc de l'Auxois ©
Parc de l'Auxois
Aqua-City ©
Aqua-City
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole ©
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, then take a stroll through Montmartre, and finally admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker .

Getting from Dijon to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Calais.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Blanc Nez.

Planning Calais trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Calais takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Calais to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Escalles, Forteresse de Mimoyecques
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Cap Blanc-Nez ©
Cap Blanc-Nez
Cran d'Escalles ©
Cran d'Escalles
Forteresse de Mimoyecques ©
Forteresse de Mimoyecques

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Tower Bridge. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our London online travel planner .

You can take a train from Calais to London in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Calais to London is minus 1 hour. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get your game on at Flip Out Manchester, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manchester online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Manchester hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
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Room Escape Games

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Blackpool, United Kingdom

Blackpool ©
Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
You've now added Blackpool Pleasure Beach to your itinerary. On the 16th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Blackpool route maker site .

Getting from Manchester to Blackpool by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Blackpool

Theme Parks
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach ©
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Lyme Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Manchester online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Blackpool to Manchester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knowsley Safari, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, Lyme Park
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Knowsley Safari ©
Knowsley Safari
Lyme Park ©
Lyme Park

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