50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h
3
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h 45​min
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
9
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
14
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
15
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
17
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
18
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
19
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
20
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
21
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
22
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
23
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
24
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco), Il Lago di Scanno (in Scanno) and Santo Stefano di Sessanio (in Santo Stefano di Sessanio). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome holiday maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rome is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Il Lago di Scanno, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, make a trip to Miglio Sacro, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Sommerso di Gaiola - Area Marina Protetta, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Naples day trip planning tool .

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Food Tours

few
hours
Pisa, Italy

Pisa
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pisa holiday builder website .

Take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Pisa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Walking tours

1
night
Venice, Italy

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.
On the 9th (Wed), take a stroll through Dorsoduro, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia

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nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River, step into the grandiose world of Starigrad Fortress, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Split trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Omis, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, stroll through Vintgar Gorge, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, Head underground at Postojna Cave, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Ljubljana in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Split in September; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Postojna, Bled Castle, Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave

few
hours
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.
For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Milan driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, expect Milan to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors

1
night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll through Schynige Platte, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, trek along North face Trail, stroll through Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, then get outside with Spiezer Rundwanderweg, and finally head outdoors with Stockhorn.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Milan to Lauterbrunnen in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, Spiezer Rundwanderweg, Schynige Platte, Stockhorn
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

3
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Le Port d'Ouchy. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, appreciate the extensive heritage of Esplanade de Montbenon, admire the natural beauty at Parc de Mon Repos, and examine the collection at Musee de l'Elysee.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lausanne travel route planner.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Lausanne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Le Port d'Ouchy ©
Le Port d'Ouchy

3
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and La Petite France. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at MM Park France, make a trip to Place de la Republique, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, and contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Strasbourg trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Lausanne to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame ©
Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

To see other places to visit, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online vacation planner .

Getting from Strasbourg to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, don't miss a visit to The Markt, stop by The Bottle Shop, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

Plan trip to Bruges with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Place des Vosges, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and then get in on the family fun at Parc Asterix. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and then explore the galleries of Chateau de Fontainebleau.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parc Asterix, Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Parc Asterix ©
Parc Asterix

1
night
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, walk around Regent's Park, then have some family-friendly fun at The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London, then enjoy breathtaking views from Up at The O2, and finally examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Regent's Park ©
Regent's Park
Up at The O2 ©
Up at The O2

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Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): visit Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, and then stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday maker.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Dublin are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, and then get your game on at Virtual Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Dublin to Geneva by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Dublin to Geneva, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Geneva are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Virtual Room ©
Virtual Room
Food Tours

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Charles Bridge, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

Plan a Prague trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Geneva to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in October, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then make a splash at Freibad Leopoldskron, then explore the activities along Salzach River, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church) ©
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Volksgarten, and finally examine the collection at The Hofburg.

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You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Burgruine Duernstein, Familypark
Highlights from your plan
Familypark ©
Familypark
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On your second day here, make a trip to Halaszbastya, see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at E-Exit Escape Game.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Budapest tour planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
On the 12th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, pause for some photo ops at Altare Della Patria, explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then snap pictures at St. Angelo Bridge, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum and Crypt of Capuchins.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in October; daily highs in Rome reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Venezia ©
Piazza Venezia
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then stop by Plaka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

Discover how to plan a Athens trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally make a trip to Three Bells of Fira. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and finally examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Helicopter Tours

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