12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 22nd (Wed), have fun and explore at CaixaForum Barcelona.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. In August, Barcelona is little chillier than Cairo - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally pick up some local products at Cheese & More Dam.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

Slavic Rome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for gifts at Krakow Stamps and then get a taste of the local shopping with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Krakow itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Krakow

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
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): look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, look for gifts at La Bottega delle Arti, take in the exciting artwork at Ravello Arte, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Positano, and finally look for gifts at Don Catello.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Positano trip site.

Getting from Krakow to Positano by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Krakow in August, with highs in Positano at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip site.

Drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.