27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Your inner history buff will appreciate Archaeological Site Mycenae and Ancient Agora of Athens. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens vacation maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get much hotter in Athens: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Dubrovnik City Walls and Rector's Palace. Visiting Island of Lokrum and Sunj Beach will get you outdoors. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, and get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery.

Plan trip to Dubrovnik with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Athens to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Dubrovnik is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sunj Beach, Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Duomo di Orvieto. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Civita di Bagnoregio in Civita di Bagnoregio, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Civita di Bagnoregio, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Get some cultural insight at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Duomo di Siena. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Piazza del Campo & Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence visit planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

4
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Paris is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bournemouth Beach and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Dover Castle (in Dover). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London journey site .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in London are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Dover Castle, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Berlin online journey planner .

You can fly from London to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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