51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Porthmadog, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
4
Douglas, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
14
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
15
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
16
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
17
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
18
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
19
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
20
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

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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 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, then don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally wander the streets of Latin Quarter.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. For shopping fun, head to Borough Market or Fortnum & Mason. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Oxford (Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology & Pitt Rivers Museum). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll around Regent's Park, and stop by Westminster.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the London trip planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porthmadog.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Oxford
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum

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night
Porthmadog, United Kingdom

Porthmadog ©
Porthmadog, known locally as "Port", and since 1974, rendered into Welsh from its former Anglicised form, Portmadoc, is a small coastal town and community in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd, in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the wide array of goods at Kerfoots of Porthmadog.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Porthmadog trip builder site.

Traveling by car from London to Porthmadog takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. May in Porthmadog sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Douglas.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lloyd George Museum, St Tanwg's Church
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands
Lloyd George Museum ©
Lloyd George Museum
St Tanwg's Church ©
St Tanwg's Church

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Douglas, United Kingdom

Douglas ©
The capital and the commercial hub of the island, Douglas represents a traditional seaside resort, booming finance center, and bustling working harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): view the masterpieces at The Sayle Gallery, examine the collection at Murrays Motorcycles Museum, tee off at Castletown Golf Links, then make a trip to The Old Grammar School, then steep yourself in history at The Old House of Keys, and finally see the interesting displays at Nautical Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Douglas trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Porthmadog to Douglas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Douglas sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Douglas

Museums Golf Fun & Games

Side Trips

Castletown, Murrays Motorcycles Museum, Castletown Golf Links
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Murrays Motorcycles Museum ©
Murrays Motorcycles Museum
The Old House of Keys ©
The Old House of Keys
The Old Grammar School ©
The Old Grammar School

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Stills Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Old Town and Grassmarket. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Douglas to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, examine the collection at MOOF Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then examine the collection at Autoworld, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary site.

Fly from Edinburgh to Brussels in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, then explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, then explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip maker app.

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam ©
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

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nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ehemalige Benediktinerabtei and Michaelskirche. Your inner history buff will appreciate Burg Ronneburg and Neroberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Worms (Dom zu Worms & Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand), Rheinstein Castle (in Trechtingshausen) and Schloss Schoenburg (in Oberwesel). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Romer, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip planner.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fulda, Worms, Ehemalige Benediktinerabtei, Burg Ronneburg, Rheinstein Castle
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dreikonigskirche ©
Dreikonigskirche
Burg Ronneburg ©
Burg Ronneburg
Rheinstein Castle ©
Rheinstein Castle

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Head to Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) and Hauptbahnhof Leipzigfor plenty of shopping. Frauenkirche Dresden and The Dresden Zwinger will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See (in Frankfurt (Oder)), Dresden (Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister & Neues Grünes Gewölbe) and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, take a stroll through Mitte, stop by Potsdamer Platz, and test your problem-solving skills at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Berlin using our trip planner.

Fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Dresden, Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See, Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like BMW Museum and Munich Residenz. Museum-lovers will appreciate Deutsches Museum and NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden) and Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Old Town). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munich day trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Regensburg, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection and Bahnhofstrasse. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Glasi Hergiswil. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Augusta Raurica (in Augst), Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen) and Munot (in Schaffhausen). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, and take a stroll through Niederdorf.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich attractions planner.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Augusta Raurica, Hofkirche, Glasi Hergiswil, Schloss Lenzburg, Fondation Beyeler
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection ©
Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercati di Rialto and Balbi Art Glass. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Battistero del Duomo & Piazza dei Signori) and Ferrara (Museo Archeologico Nazionale & Castello Estense). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice tour builder.

Fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in June, with highs in Venice at 81°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Ferrara
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and then steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip website.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Parco Chico Mendes
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and Il Borgo Di Vejano. Let the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Trevimage capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Orvieto (Ceramiche Giacomini, Duomo di Orvieto, &more), Castello Orsini-Odescalchi (in Bracciano) and Moai Beach (in Passo Oscuro). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Moai Beach, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Il Borgo Di Vejano
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Posillipo and then wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, get engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Domenico Maggiore, and finally delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Forum, Badia della Santissima Trinita', Sol’Art Ceramiche
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Sveti Jakov Beach. Get some historical perspective at Dubrovnik City Walls and Minceta Fortress. And it doesn't end there: visit Old Town, steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress, cool off at Beach Kupari, and stop by House of Nature.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Naples to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, then stop by Plaka, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey's Land.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Athens trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens. When traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Donkey's Land
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then take a stroll through El Born, then explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens, and finally see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

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

You can fly from Athens to Barcelona in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Plaza mayor de Chinchon, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Barrio de Salamanca, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, browse the eclectic array of goods at Exposicion Pintores Plaza Conde Barajas, then see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, and finally stop by Casco Historico de Toledo.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip tool.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are a bit cooler (61°F). You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, The Walls of Avila, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

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