29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h
3
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Elounda, Greece
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
+4
Subway + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 15​min
7
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  10​h 45​min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Mytho, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Mykonos Town is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Mykonos Town to be warmer, temps between 33°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary app .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Amoudi Bay
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Heraklion using our trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Elounda.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

1
night
Elounda, Greece

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Spinalonga.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Elounda tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Heraklion to Elounda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Positano.

Things to do in Elounda

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more), Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, & more) and Castiglione (Spiaggia di castiglione & Lido di Ravello). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fornillo, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Grado, and pause for some photo ops at Fontana sant'Andrea.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Positano online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Elounda to Positano. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Elounda in August: highs in Positano hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Torre di Grado
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Padua (Statua della "Vecchia Padova", Scrovegni Chapel, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice planning tool .

Traveling by car from Positano to Venice takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Venice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bilbao (Room Escape Games, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, & more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to San Sebastian - Donostia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Venice in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Bilbao
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

3
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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, stroll through Sveta Nedilja, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and head off the coast to Jerolim Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from San Sebastian - Donostia to Hvar takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August; daily highs in Hvar reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Take a break from Corfu Town with a short trip to St. Spyridon First Beach in Agios Spyridonas, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, and explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town driving holiday tool .

Getting from Hvar to Corfu Town by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Hvar to Corfu Town is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Corfu Donkey Rescue, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, St. Spyridon First Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park

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