15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  15​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 11th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online holiday planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Barcelona, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

2
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach, then explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town road trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Corfu Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Corfu Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Corfu Town to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Paleokastritsa Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Corfu Town in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 16th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip builder website .

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Heraklion hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 18th (Tue), get impressive views of Santorini Volcano, visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In August in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vlychada Beach, Santorini Volcano
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence travel site .

Traveling by flight from Akrotiri to Florence takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Akrotiri to Florence due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Akrotiri in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. On the next day, make a trip to Spanish Steps, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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