40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
7
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
Subway + Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
11
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h 45 min
12
Calpe, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
13
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
14
Newquay, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Tram + Foot + Train + Bus:  10 h 30 min
15
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h
16
Sant Joan, Spain
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h
17
Island of Gozo, Malta
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
18
Elounda, Greece
— 1 day
Taxi + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
19
Naxos, Greece
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Maison de Victor Hugo, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and then take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Malmaison, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then take an in-depth tour of Maison de Balzac.

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Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Paris is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chateau de Malmaison
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and then don't miss a visit to Chateau d'If. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Pointe Rouge and then discover the deep blue sea with CIP Marseille.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip app.

Getting from Paris to Marseille by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Highlights from your plan
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
CIP Marseille ©
CIP Marseille

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and then step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Paloma Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cannes tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Cannes, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Paloma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): hike along Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca and then hike along Cinque Terre Trails. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isola Palmaria.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre travel route planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca, Isola Palmaria
Highlights from your plan
Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca ©
Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Mocenigo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally explore the galleries of Ca' d'Oro. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to San Michele Cemetery and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Ca' d'Oro ©
Ca' d'Oro

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Sigmund Freud Museum, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Venice in April, plan for little chillier nights in Vienna, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get some cultural insight at Lago d'Averno and Marina di Puolo. Escape the urban bustle at Monte Faito e Panorama and Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna. Change things up with a short trip to Fornillo in Positano (about 38 minutes away).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Vienna to Sorrento takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in April, things will get a bit warmer in Sorrento: highs are around 22°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monte Faito e Panorama, Lago d'Averno, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
Marina di Puolo ©
Marina di Puolo
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Monte Faito e Panorama ©
Monte Faito e Panorama

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and then delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica and then explore the galleries of Villa Farnesina.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Sorrento in April, with lows around 11°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Delta del Llobregat, then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and then walk around Parc Mediambiental de Gualba.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Parc Mediambiental de Gualba, Delta del Llobregat
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA ©
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Lena, see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, and then trot along with Ibiza Horse Valley.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ibiza Town attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Calpe.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cala Lena, Ibiza Horse Valley
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Ibiza Horse Valley ©
Ibiza Horse Valley

2
nights
Calpe, Spain

Calpe ©
On the 16th (Sat), kick back and relax at Cala Finestrat Beach and then stroll through Peñón de Ifac Natural Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Calpe travel route planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Calpe by ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, daily temperatures in Calpe can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Calpe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cala Finestrat Beach
Highlights from your plan
Peñón de Ifac Natural Park ©
Peñón de Ifac Natural Park
Cala Finestrat Beach ©
Cala Finestrat Beach

2
nights
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Visiting Bournemouth Beach and Hengistbury Head Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum and Sandbanks Beach. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Brownsea Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bournemouth online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Calpe to Bournemouth in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Calpe in April: high temperatures in Bournemouth hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Poole
Highlights from your plan
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum ©
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

2
nights
Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
On the 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar and then kick back and relax at Porthtowan Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Newquay road trip tool.

You can drive from Bournemouth to Newquay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Newquay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Porthtowan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Watergate Bay ©
Watergate Bay
Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach and then head off the coast to Great Blasket Island.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dingle online route planner.

Getting from Newquay to Dingle by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Dingle are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sant Joan.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Blasket Island, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

1
night
Sant Joan, Spain

Sant Joan ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the activities along Embassament de Cúber and then get interesting insight from ChainGuide Mallorca.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dingle to Sant Joan. Traveling from Dingle to Sant Joan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Sant Joan is somewhat warmer than Dingle - with highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Island of Gozo.

Things to do in Sant Joan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Majorca, Cala Molins
Highlights from your plan
ChainGuide Mallorca ©
ChainGuide Mallorca
Embassament de Cúber ©
Embassament de Cúber

3
nights
Island of Gozo, Malta

Island of Gozo ©
The tiny island of Gozo, often called "Malta's little sister," sits in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and lures visitors with its unspoiled natural scenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Ramla Bay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Sands Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Island of Gozo trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sant Joan to Island of Gozo. Traveling from Sant Joan in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Island of Gozo, with lows of 15°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Elounda.

Things to do in Island of Gozo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Golden Sands Beach, Mnajdra, Saluting Battery
Highlights from your plan
Ramla Bay ©
Ramla Bay
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery

1
day
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 29th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Elounda travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Island of Gozo to Elounda. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Island of Gozo to Elounda. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Elounda

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

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mikri Vigla Beach and Pyrgaki. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Apollonas Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Elounda to Naxos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alyko Dimou Naxou ©
Alyko Dimou Naxou
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Apollonas Beach ©
Apollonas Beach

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