49 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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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
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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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 St. Paul's Cathedral 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 steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

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 Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Popular historic sites such as Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) and Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar), Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

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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 Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Rotweinwanderweg and River Rhine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Traumschleife Murscher Eselsche (in Emmelshausen), Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Traumschleifen Saar-Hunsruck (in Boppard). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, take an in-depth tour of Romisch-Germanisches Museum, and don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cologne itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. May in Cologne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a 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 St. Michael's Church are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Munich Residenz and Frauenkirche. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Andechs Monastery (in Andechs) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

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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 Mozarts Geburtshaus 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: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, 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 Bahnhofstrasse. Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Rigi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Landesmuseum (in Zurich) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, 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 Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. 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 lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive 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 Mathieu Romain Moniteur - Guide De Peche. Get some historical perspective at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Centre-ville de Strasbourg. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Little Venice (in Colmar), Argant'Air Parapente (in Ebersheim) and Vins Sipp Mack (in Hunawihr). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, take a stroll through La Petite France, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, and explore the activities along Lac des Truites.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip itinerary website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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 Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, take a stroll through Gran Via, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Strasbourg in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly 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 Lavadores. Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Wine Tours & Tastings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, kick back and relax at Praia de Miramar, explore the activities along Douro River, and stroll through Matosinhos Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Porto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in June, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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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