28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

8
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.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace for their historical value. Get outdoors at Beachy Head and Camber Sands. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Brighton (Spas & Wellness, Gustamps, & more), IWM Duxford (in Duxford) and Church of the Good Shepherd (in Alfriston). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, IWM Duxford, Fitzwilliam Museum, Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Camber Sands
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

3
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.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 28th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Hallerbos - ‘'The Blue Forest’', stroll through ZOO Planckendael, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Brussels day trip tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

ZOO Planckendael, De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum, then explore by horseback at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, then learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and finally stop by Sultan Carpet. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Amsterdam to Goreme by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect nights in Goreme to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Zelve Open Air Museum, Kocabag Winery, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dasoktima Tatoiou and Scuba & Snorkeling. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Panagia Faneromeni are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Koropi to see Donkey's Land about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, look for gifts at Amazing Chocolate, and view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery.

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Fly from Goreme to Athens in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Goreme in May, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Amazing Chocolate, Donkey's Land, Panagia Faneromeni, Scuba & Snorkeling, Dasoktima Tatoiou
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Technohoros Art Gallery ©
Technohoros Art Gallery

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, take in the exciting artwork at Art Space, see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally view the masterpieces at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Atlantis Books, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then shop like a local with Eduart Gjopalaj, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fira journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Venetsanos Winery, Atlantis Books, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Monastery of Profitis Ilias ©
Monastery of Profitis Ilias

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