46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
10
Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Capri, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Positano, Italy
— 1 night
subway + train:  8​h
13
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
14
Split, Croatia
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h
15
Akrotiri, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
16
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
17
Athens, Greece
— Few hours
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the views from Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect London to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Paris online trip maker .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, then take a stroll through Parte Vieja, then look for gifts at Ganbara, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Sebastian - Donostia when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid day trip tool .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning tool .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice travel planning tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
day
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre online road trip planner .

You can drive from Nice to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Cinque Terre. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Wed), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Ravello, Italy

Ravello
For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ravello route planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days in Ravello, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Capri on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Ravello

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Capri, Italy

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Piccola, cruise along Via Krupp, stroll through I Faraglioni, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Capri online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Ravello to Capri in 3.5 hours. September in Capri sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Blue Grotto
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
Piazza Umberto I ©
Piazza Umberto I

1
night
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta and then kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Positano trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Capri to Positano takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Positano are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Positano to Venice in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Positano in September since evenings lows in Venice dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, and walk around Marjan Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Venice to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Akrotiri.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hvar, Church Of St. Roch
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 13:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

4
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Akrotiri is known for beaches, historic sites, adventure, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery.

Find out how to plan Akrotiri trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Split to Akrotiri takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Split to Akrotiri. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Split in September since evenings lows in Akrotiri dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, Vlychada, Santorini Volcano
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Go for a jaunt from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town to see Portara about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 20th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Athens road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
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Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

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