28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + foot + bus + Fly + train:  6​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  2​h 45​min
6
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Le Lavandou, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Perth, Australia

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Do some cultural sightseeing at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihrimah Sultan Camii.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker .

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Perth to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in July, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder app .

Fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
You'll get in some beach time at Mlini Beach and Milna. Your inner history buff will appreciate Franciscan Monastery and Tvrdalj Castle. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica, head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hvar online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Venice to Hvar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tvrdalj Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Milna ©
Milna
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Siena Cathedral. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Centro Storico di Siena (in Siena). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence online day trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Hvar to Florence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Hvar in July, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Popular historic sites such as Piazza Navona and Colosseum are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Vigne di Raito and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at Lido di Ravello and Spiaggia Lannio. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ravello trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, subway, and taxi from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Le Vigne di Raito, Spiaggia Lannio, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

2
nights
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de l'Anglade and Plage de Gigaro. Visit Plage de Sylvabelle and Grande Plage du Lavandou for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Tropez (Plage de la Ponche & Plage des Canebiers). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle and stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Le Lavandou online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ravello to Le Lavandou. Traveling from Ravello in August, Le Lavandou is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, La Croix-Valmer
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

6
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Head to La Croisette and Avenue Jean Medecinfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Lérins Islands and Rue d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Menton (Palmes Beach & Promenade du Soleil) and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (in Peillon). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, stroll through Castel Plage, enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach, and explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Le Lavandou to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Le Lavandou in August since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cannes, Eze, Menton, Eglise Saint Pierre, Paloma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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