11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  17 h
1
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h
End: San Francisco, United States

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the galleries of 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 Palazzo di Diocleziano.

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

San Francisco, USA to Split is an approximately 17.5-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 drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

2
nights
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.
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, thenexplore 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 drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; 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 travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
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, thendelve into the distant past at Erechtheion, thenpause 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 6.5 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 travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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

Make your Venice itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Venice takes 6 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 travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
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, thentake 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection ©
Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection

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