23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
San Gimignano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Train + Bus + Fly:  9 h
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Riva del Carbon, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice route planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, and then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Gimignano day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Venice to San Gimignano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Siena
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, stroll through Spiaggia Grande, and Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Positano online holiday maker .

You can drive from San Gimignano to Positano in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, and subway. Traveling from San Gimignano in June, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

8
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Lopud (Sunj Beach & Your black horizon Art Pavilion), Saline di Ston (in Ston) and Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, train, and flight from Positano to Dubrovnik takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lopud, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Cavtat Old Town, Saline di Ston
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 7th (Tue), take a stroll through Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in July: high temperatures in Athens hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Elia Beach, take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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