43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Split, Croatia
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Akrotiri, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
13
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
14
Athens, Greece
— Few hours
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Paris fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, stop by Ganbara, then take a stroll through Parte Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Discover how to plan a San Sebastian - Donostia trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Paris to San Sebastian - Donostia by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in August since evenings lows in San Sebastian - Donostia dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll around Parque del Retiro, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning tool .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Fannys Bazar, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre road trip website .

Getting from Nice to Cinque Terre by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip site .

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

7
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Split itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Venice to Split in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

4
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Akrotiri is known for beaches, historic sites, adventure, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip planner.

Getting from Split to Akrotiri by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Akrotiri when traveling from Split in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vlychada, Cultural Village, Nea Kameni, Venetsanos Winery
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mykonos Town: Naxos Town (Portara & Old Town). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town online itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Naxos Town, Ornos Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

few
hours
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Athens day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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