36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Train to Waterloo station, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Taxi to Piraeus, Ferry to Fira
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Fira, Greece
— 8 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Rome is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bournemouth to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bournemouth in July; daily highs in Rome reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Pisa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Pisa, Italy

— 3 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Pisa is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, and see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pisa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Rome to Pisa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Pisa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Take a train from Pisa to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Milan to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get a bit cooler in Vienna: highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budapest: Eger (Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, Eger Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

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You can fly from Budapest to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Budapest to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Athens is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 8 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Fira online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier days in Fira, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.