36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  31​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 12 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
Funchal, Portugal
— 14 nights
Fly:  10​h
3
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney, Australia

12
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Glyfada Beach and Vouliagmeni Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Monastiraki and Eleftheriou Jewelry. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Astir Beach (in Vouliagmeni). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Ermou Street, get to know the fascinating history of Plaka District, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip generator.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Athens is minus 8 hours. In July, Athens is much warmer than Sydney - with highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Temple of Poseidon, Melissokampos, Athens Metro Mall, River West
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

14
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Head to Madeira Tradicional and Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores)for plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Monte Palace Tropical Garden and Blandy's Winelodge. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz), Sao Vicente (Levada Faja do Rodrigues & Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre) and Machico (Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Art Point - Atelier Colaborativo de Artes, & more). Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get great views at Cabo Girao, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanická zahrada Madeira, identify plant and animal life at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Funchal trip builder.

Fly from Athens to Funchal in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Athens in July, expect Funchal to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Naples.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Machico, Madeira, Ribeira Brava, Sao Vicente
Highlights from your plan
Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Church of the Good Lord Jesus ©
Church of the Good Lord Jesus
Blandy's Wine Lodge ©
Blandy's Wine Lodge

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Amalfi Coast Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and Ravello Arte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Nana' Positano and Theodora Moda Positanofor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, & more) and Fornillo (in Positano). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, wander the streets of Chiaia, examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Naples in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Funchal to Naples is 1 hour. While traveling from Funchal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Naples, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
You've now added Duomo di Milano to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and finally see the interesting displays at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Naples in August since evenings lows in Milan dip to 22°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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