29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Naxos, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​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.
Visit Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) for their historical value. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Ortakoy are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner .

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in August, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Portara and Fish & Olive. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maragas Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Naxos side-trips: Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach) and Little Venice (in Mykonos Town). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, steep yourself in history at Kastro, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, and examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naxos online trip maker .

You can fly from Istanbul to Naxos in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Naxos is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Venice, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri LightHouse and Akrotiri. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santo Winery and Artemis Karamolegos Winery. Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Perivolos (in Perivolos). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH, do a tasting at Gaia Winery, stroll through Red Beach, and get great views at Sunset in Oia.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fira tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Venetsanos Winery, Santo Winery, Sunset in Oia
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Relax by the water at Lido di Ravello and Bagni d'Arienzo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Fornillo (in Positano) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Capo di Conca.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip builder site .

Getting from Fira to Ravello by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Ravello is minus 1 hour. August in Ravello sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Popular historic sites such as Piazza Navona and Catacombe di San Callisto are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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 Piazza del Duomo. Get some cultural insight at Galleria dell'Accademia and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence online tour itinerary builder .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alfama and Castelo de S. Jorge. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Park and National Palace of Pena and Belém Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Praia de Melides (in Grandola) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery.

Start your trip to Lisbon by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Florence to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Praia de Melides
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dohány Street Synagogue and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Visit Matthias Church and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Budapest takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Budapest. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Budapest reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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