12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a stroll around CaixaForum.

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Cairo, Egypt to Barcelona is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Barcelona. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
days
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.
On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

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Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

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Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally pick up some local products at Cheese & More Dam.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Amsterdam are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
day
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for gifts at Krakow Stamps and then browse the different shops at Cloth Hall (Sukiennice).

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Getting from Amsterdam to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Positano.

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Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) ©
Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)
Krakow Stamps ©
Krakow Stamps

2
days
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by Artigianato Rallo. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, look for gifts at La Bottega delle Arti, view the masterpieces at Ravello Arte, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Positano, and finally look for gifts at Don Catello.

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Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Krakow to Positano in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Krakow in August, things will get a bit warmer in Positano: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

#Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Ravello
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Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela
La Bottega delle Arti ©
La Bottega delle Arti
Ravello Arte ©
Ravello Arte

2
days
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 1st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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Getting from Positano to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese

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