23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 30​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Istanbul is minus 7 hours. In June, Istanbul is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Family-friendly places like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Budapest to Berlin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday app .

Getting from Berlin to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 3rd (Fri), wander the streets of Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dubrovnik trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Rome to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Walking tours

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and stop by Mytho.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Mykonos Town takes 5.5 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 Dubrovnik to Mykonos Town. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then wander the streets of Plaka, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Athens visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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