51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  9 h
2
Paros, Greece
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h
3
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12 h
6
Bolshoy Solovetsky, Russia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
7
Olbia, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Taormina, Italy
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h
9
Paxos, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
10
Oia, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
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.
To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the London online trip builder .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London due to the time zone difference. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Paros.

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

9
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paros side-trips: Amitis Beach (in Akrotiri), Naxos Town (Kastro & Old Town) and Maragas Beach (in Agios Prokopios). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., contemplate the long history of Lefkes, step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, and kick back and relax at Piso Aliki Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paros road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from London to Paros takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, Paros is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C. You will leave for London on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Naxos, Eggares Olive Press Museum, The Jesuit Palace, Maragas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

Plan a London trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Paros to London in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paros to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paros in May, with highs in London at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in London

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, make a trip to Palace Square, and head off the coast to Yelagin Island.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from London to St. Petersburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Moscow Standard Time is 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

4
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moscow trip planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bolshoy Solovetsky.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

1
night
Bolshoy Solovetsky, Russia

Bolshoy Solovetsky ©
On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to Filippovskiye Sadki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Solovetskiy Patriarchal Monastery, and then learn about all things military at Solovetsky Maritime Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bolshoy Solovetsky travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moscow to Bolshoy Solovetsky. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olbia.

Things to do in Bolshoy Solovetsky

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Filippovskiye Sadki ©
Filippovskiye Sadki
Solovetsky Maritime Museum ©
Solovetsky Maritime Museum

7
nights
Olbia, Italy

Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Venture out of the city with trips to Speed Boats Tours (in Palau), San Teodoro (Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo & Lu Impostu Beach) and Capo Testa (in Santa Teresa Gallura). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, kick back and relax at Capriccioli, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Bue Marino, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Olbia itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Bolshoy Solovetsky to Olbia with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bolshoy Solovetsky to Olbia. In June, daily temperatures in Olbia can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Olbia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena, Speed Boats Tours, Capriccioli, Capo Testa
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta

7
nights
Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Explore Taormina's surroundings by going to Linguaglossa (Etna Donkey Trekking & Gambino Vini), Reggio Calabria (Monumento Dea Athena, Lungomare Falcomata, &more) and Chianalea di Scilla (in Scilla). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, and explore the world behind art at Casa Cuseni.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Taormina trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Olbia to Taormina in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Olbia in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Taormina. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Paxos.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria, Messina, Linguaglossa, Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari
Highlights from your plan
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

3
nights
Paxos, Greece

Paxos ©
Paxos is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Paxos Oasi Sub, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harami Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kloni Gouli Beach, and make a trip to Tripitos Arch.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paxos online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Taormina to Paxos with the Route module. Traveling from Taormina to Paxos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Paxos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Paxos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monodendri Beach ©
Monodendri Beach
Tripitos Arch ©
Tripitos Arch
George Apergis Handmade Jewellery ©
George Apergis Handmade Jewellery

4
nights
Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oia: Kamari (Ancient Thera & Kamari Beach), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about all things military at Naval Maritime Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oia trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paxos to Oia. When traveling from Paxos in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Oia, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder app .

Getting from Oia to Athens by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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

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