26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  26 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
9
Polignano a Mare, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Reggio Calabria, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3 h
11
Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train:  4 h 15 min
12
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
13
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
14
Rome, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Perth, Australia

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi and Piazza di Trevi. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Perth, Australia to Rome is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Rome is minus 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in June: high temperatures in Rome hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. You'll set off for Florence on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Centro Storico, Piazzale Michelangelo, Accademia di Belle Arti, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get lost in a book at Accademia di Belle Arti.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo and then examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice vacation builder site.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Zadar on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Venice

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Photography Tours

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Church of St. Donat, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) and Zadar Land City Gates. On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zadar trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Venice to Zadar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Zadar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cavtat Old Town, Malvasija Wine Bar and Old Town. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then take a stroll through Old Town, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Malvasija Wine Bar.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in July, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Malvasija Wine Bar ©
Malvasija Wine Bar

1
night
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Ivan Church and then don't miss a visit to Embankment Becici.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Budva travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Budva in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Budva, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Skopje.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Embankment Becici
Highlights from your plan
Saint Ivan Church ©
Saint Ivan Church
Embankment  Becici ©
Embankment Becici

2
nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skopje Bar Crawl, Macedonia Square and The Stone Bridge. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon and then see Skopje Bar Crawl. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, take in the views from The Stone Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Bazaar, Skopje.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Skopje online travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Budva to Skopje in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Skopje are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square
Skopje Bar Crawl ©
Skopje Bar Crawl
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje

1
night
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, make a trip to Samoil's Fortress, take in the exciting artwork at Icon Gallery-Ohrid, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Archangel Michael Cave Church, and finally make a trip to River Drim.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ohrid online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Skopje in July, expect nights in Ohrid to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Struga
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Samoil's Fortress ©
Samoil's Fortress

2
nights
Polignano a Mare, Italy

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. On the 13th (Fri), Head underground at Grotte di Castellana. On the next day, do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia, then admire the landmark architecture of Trullo Sovrano, and then kick back and relax at Costa Dei Trulli.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Polignano a Mare day trip site.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Polignano a Mare takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Ohrid in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Polignano a Mare, with lows of 21°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

L'Acropoli di Puglia, Grotte di Castellana, Trullo Sovrano
Highlights from your plan
L'Acropoli di Puglia ©
L'Acropoli di Puglia
Costa Dei Trulli ©
Costa Dei Trulli
Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana

1
night
Reggio Calabria, Italy

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Da Cesare Gelateria and then stroll through Lido Chianalea Scilla.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria trip app.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Reggio Calabria in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Polignano a Mare in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Reggio Calabria, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Scilla
Highlights from your plan
Lido Chianalea Scilla ©
Lido Chianalea Scilla
Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla
Da Cesare Gelateria ©
Da Cesare Gelateria

3
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at Mercato Ballaro and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco di Segesta, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Guidaloca.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo route planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Reggio Calabria to Palermo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Guidaloca, Teatro Greco di Segesta
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

1
night
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Fullonica di Stephanus, explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally do a tasting at Sorrentino Vini.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Pompeii trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Palermo to Pompeii in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Sorrentino Vini
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) ©
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Marina di Puolo. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Villa Rufolo (in Ravello), Museo della Carta (in Amalfi) and Baia di Ieranto (in Massa Lubrense). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fornillo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Positano trip planner.

You can drive from Pompeii to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sorrento, Amalfi, Villa Rufolo, Baia di Ieranto
Highlights from your plan
Baia di Ieranto ©
Baia di Ieranto
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Marina di Puolo ©
Marina di Puolo

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hours
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Arco di Costantino.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome road trip planner.

Getting from Positano to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Highlights from your plan
Arco di Costantino ©
Arco di Costantino

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