31 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

31 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Sintra--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, visit Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In June in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stop by Livraria Lello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and stroll around The High Line.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip tool.

You can fly from Porto to New York City in 10 hours. Traveling from Porto to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice journey planner.

Getting from New York City to Venice by flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Attractions like Colosseum and Piazza Navona make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome travel planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 11th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Thessaloniki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Athens. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Valletta.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Valletta, Malta

— 4 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fort Rinella. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, make a trip to Balluta Square, and admire the natural beauty at Lower Barrakka Gardens.

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Getting from Athens to Valletta by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.