12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Nashville, United States
Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
1
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Fly + tram + train:  6​h 45​min
2
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
4
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Nashville, United States

1
night
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. On the next day, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, then admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Longleat.

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Nashville, USA to Bath is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Nashville to Bath, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bristol, Wells Cathedral, Longleat
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No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Galgano, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena and then don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siena tour itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bath to Siena in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bath to Siena is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©

1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oia trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Siena to Oia takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Siena in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Oia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Santo Winery, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Lascaris War Rooms, then get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, then delve into the distant past at Hagar Qim Temples, and finally admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St Mary's Chapel, take a stroll through Spinola Bay, then take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, then learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Valletta day trip planning app .

You can fly from Oia to Valletta in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In September in Valletta, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Spinola Bay, Mnajdra, Mdina Old City, St Mary's Chapel
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Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Spinola Bay ©
Spinola Bay

1
night
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to York City Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, then wander the streets of York Shambles, then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and finally examine the collection at National Railway Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to York, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Valletta to York in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Valletta in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in York: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and finally take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh route builder app .

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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