49 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours and Speed Boats Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium — 2 nights

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the striking features of Stadhuis, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Ghent takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April in Ghent, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Popular historic sites such as Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Grote Markt are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) (in Haarlem), Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Singel, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

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Drive from Ghent to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cologne Cathedral and Historic Old Town. Escape the urban bustle at Rotweinwanderweg and Traumschleife Murscher Eselsche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Eltz Castle (in Wierschem), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Nuerburg) and Traumschleifen Saar-Hunsruck (in Boppard). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, take a stroll through Konigsallee, and explore the activities along River Rhine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne day trip app.

Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg, Germany — 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 5th (Fri), get outside with Philosopher’s Walk, then take an in-depth tour of Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Speyer Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Schwetzingen Palace. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, contemplate the long history of Heidelberg Tun, then examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg planner.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cologne in May since evenings lows in Heidelberg dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Munich Residenz and Frauenkirche. When in Munich, make a side trip to see Andechs Monastery in Andechs, approximately Andechs away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and admire the striking features of Badenburg Palace.

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Fly from Heidelberg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Munich when traveling from Heidelberg in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Schloss Hellbrunn and Franziskanerkirche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Hallstatt (Badestrand Hallstatt & Old Town). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, take a stroll through Steingasse, and contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg attractions planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld, stroll through Senn's Wonder Walking Trail, then hit the slopes at St. Anton, and finally hit the slopes at Toboggan Runs in St. Anton am Arlberg. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck sightseeing planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Landesmuseum. Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Bahnhofstrasse (in Zurich). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 3 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and Trümmelbachfälle. Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen and Schloss Spiez are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Lauterbrunnen's surroundings by going to Spiezer Rundwanderweg (in Spiez) and Riederalp (in Riederalp). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen travel route planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Escape the urban bustle at VinoVarlot and Foret de la Robertsau. Get some historical perspective at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Centre-ville de Strasbourg. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Argant'Air Parapente (in Ebersheim), Little Venice (in Colmar) and Vins Sipp Mack (in Hunawihr). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, wander the streets of La Petite France, take a memorable tour with Mathieu Romain Moniteur - Guide De Peche, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de la Serva.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Strasbourg takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Strasbourg in May, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the verdant scenery at Los Cahorros, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Albayzin, admire the striking features of Patio de los Leones, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Granada are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga de Cordoba, visit Jewish Quarter (Juderia), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then get to know the fascinating history of Calleja de las Flores, then don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cordoba driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Granada to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 1st (Thu), gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally visit Barrio Santa Cruz. On the next day, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville travel planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Palma de Mallorca.
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 3rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Terrazas de la Catedral de Palma, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja d'es Trenc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Palau de l'Almudaina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Alcudia, then kick back and relax at Playa de Muro, and finally wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca day trip planning app.

Getting from Seville to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mindelo Beach and Praia de Miramar. Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Pocas Vinhos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Dedicate the 6th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Matosinhos Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Palma de Mallorca to Porto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Palma de Mallorca in June: high temperatures in Porto hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 8th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square, kick back and relax at Praia de Carcavelos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then see Off-Road Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel route planning app.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 10th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then take a stroll through Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then identify plant and animal life at ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, then enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Athens road trip site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Athens in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 24°C.
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