28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mycenae, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Orebic, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
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.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planning tool .

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 difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Athens: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mycenae.

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

2
nights
Mycenae, Greece

Mycenae ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, then delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, and finally learn about winemaking at Ktima Palivou. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos, delve into the distant past at Akrokorinthos, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mycenae trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Athens to Mycenae takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in February: high temperatures in Mycenae hover around 14°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Ktima Palivou
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

1
night
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Korcula Town Museum, then stop by Coral Shop Irena, then admire the striking features of Revelin Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Ethno Museum Barilo, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Korcula Town online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mycenae to Korcula Town. The time zone difference when traveling from Mycenae to Korcula Town is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mycenae in February since evenings lows in Korcula Town dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orebic.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ethno Museum Barilo, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower

1
night
Orebic, Croatia

Orebic ©
Orebić is a port town and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Our Lady of Andela, do a tasting at Matusko Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaza Divna, and finally learn about winemaking at Vino Spaleta.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Orebic day trip planning app .

Getting from Korcula Town to Orebic by car takes about an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Orebic

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plaza Divna, Vino Spaleta, Matusko Winery
Highlights from your plan
Matusko Winery ©
Matusko Winery
Vino Spaleta ©
Vino Spaleta

2
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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome attractions planner.

You can drive from Orebic to Rome in 15.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Barcelona are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris trip tool .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online travel planner .

Getting from Zurich to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Budapest tour itinerary app .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

Planning Istanbul trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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