50 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

50 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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50 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Nafplio, Greece
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
14
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Melbourne are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 22.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Mykonos Town reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., trot along with Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. On your second day here, head off the coast to Nea Kameni, then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, then see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri travel planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, Nea Kameni, Tomato Industrial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Heraklion trip itinerary website .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Athens online travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Heraklion in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

4
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Mystras (in Sparta) and Kalogris Organic Winery (in Kapsas). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corinth, and explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nafplio day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Nafplio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Kalogris Organic Winery, Mystras
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Mystras ©
Mystras

2
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then don't miss a visit to The Liston, and finally don't miss a visit to Spianada Square. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Corfu Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Corfu Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corfu Donkey Rescue, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik vacation maker site .

Getting from Corfu Town to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Corfu Town to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Corfu Town in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

4
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Korcula Town: Proizd Island (in Vela Luka), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, and look for gifts at Seba Dizajn.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town vacation planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Island, River Rafting & Tubing, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Proizd Island
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island

4
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin) and Speed Boats Tours (in Milna). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Paklina Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bol trip maker site .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Bol in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Stone, Speed Boats Tours, Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from Split with a short trip to Sokolarski Raptor Centre in Sibenik, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, make a trip to Gaspina mlinica, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Split day trip planning site .

Drive from Bol to Split in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gaspina mlinica, Sokolarski Raptor Centre
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

4
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Spanjola, kick back and relax at Hvar Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and make a trip to Atomium.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip maker tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Hvar to Brussels in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hvar in August: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, & more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Bruges journey planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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