28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Barcelos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
San Vito lo Capo, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 15 min
4
Lampedusa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
9
Pyrgos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Cape Town, South Africa

1
night
Barcelos, Portugal

Barcelos
For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelos holiday planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Barcelos is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Barcelos due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Barcelos are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Barcelos

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get in touch with nature at Sailing Experience Barcelona and Playa de La Barceloneta. Explore hidden gems such as Casa Mila - La Pedrera and The Magic Fountain. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Salou to see PortAventura about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barcelos to Barcelona. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

PortAventura
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
PortAventura
PortAventura
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain

3
nights
San Vito lo Capo, Italy

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Get in touch with nature at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. There's more to do: stroll through Spiaggia di Macari.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to San Vito lo Capo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

2
nights
Lampedusa, Italy

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for gifts at Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C. and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sciatu Persu.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lampedusa day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from San Vito lo Capo to Lampedusa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Sciatu Persu ©
Sciatu Persu
Cala Calandra ©
Cala Calandra

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Galleria Borghese. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip app.

Fly from Lampedusa to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Lampedusa in June, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Step out of the city life by going to Turati Centro Nautico Lario and Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo. Kids will enjoy Duomo di Milano and Cathedral of Como (Duomo). There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Milan driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Convento dei Cappuccini and then get in on the excitement at Lido di Lugano.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lugano trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Lugano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. June in Lugano sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Convento dei Cappuccini ©
Convento dei Cappuccini

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Lucerne and Lion Monument. Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Go for a jaunt from Zurich to Lucerne to see Chapel Bridge about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, walk around Old Botanical Garden, and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lugano in June, with highs in Zurich at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
Pyrgos, Greece

Pyrgos ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Archaeological Site of Olympia and Kourouta Beach. Get in touch with nature at Palouki beach and Paralia Agia Marina.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyrgos road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zurich to Pyrgos. Traveling from Zurich to Pyrgos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Pyrgos: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amaliada, Archaeological Site of Olympia
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Paralia Agia Marina ©
Paralia Agia Marina
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

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