48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Fira, Greece
— 8 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Paris, France
— 10 nights
End: Paris, France

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
When in Athens, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, approximately Mycenae away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In August in Athens, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

8
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira vacation builder website .

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paros.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Imerovigli, Santorini, Kamari
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa, enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, and examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas..

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paros trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Fira to Paros takes 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town

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 Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Old Town (in Naxos Town) and Agios Prokopios Beach (in Agios Prokopios). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stroll through Panormos Beach, and don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town road trip tool .

Getting from Paros to Mykonos Town by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik day trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hvar road trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and look for gifts at Filigran Split.

For other places to visit, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Split travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Prague.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

7
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary app .

Fly from Split to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Split in September: high temperatures in Prague hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

10
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris tour app .

Getting from Prague to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Chambord, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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