52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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52 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  15​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
San Teodoro, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  3​h
8
Corfu Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
10
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h
11
Rethymnon, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

7
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Koros Torok Sandy Beach and Tagore Promenade. Head to Book Cafe - Lotz Terem and Central Market Hallfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Beach (in Tiszakecske) and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Budapest trip maker app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Budapest is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Johannesburg to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Beach, Koros Torok Sandy Beach, Tagore Promenade, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Faust Wine Cellar ©
Faust Wine Cellar

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Cannaregio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

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Fly from Budapest to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Budapest in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Portovenere. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Pisa, Portovenere, Castello del Trebbio, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

5
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.
Do your shopping at Via Condotti and Montecassinosouvenir. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Monte Cassino in Cassino--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cassino, Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 22nd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Marché de la Condamine, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charles Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Larvotto Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip builder app .

You can fly from Rome to Monte-Carlo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Monte-Carlo are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Prince's Palace
Highlights from your plan
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo

3
nights
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia di Budoni. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sa Dommo e sos Corraine - Casa Museo di Orgosolo and Museo MATer. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria), Cala Sassari (in Golfo Aranci) and Tenute Olbios (in Olbia). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach, stroll through Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, get outside with Nata Libera, and make a trip to Murals of Orgosolo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Teodoro travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Monte-Carlo to San Teodoro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Monte-Carlo in June, plan for a bit warmer days in San Teodoro, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Orgosolo, Olbia, Spiaggia del Dottore, Cala Sassari, Spiaggia di Budoni
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

4
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palazzo Conte Federico and Santuario Santa Rosalia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati and Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina. Take a break from Palermo with a short trip to Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima in Siculiana Marina, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, and make a trip to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Teodoro to Palermo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima, Chiesa di San Domenico
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia
Church of San Cataldo ©
Church of San Cataldo

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Corfu Old Town and Mon Repos Palace. For shopping fun, head to Icon Gallery or Corfu Gallery. Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach, Rovinia Beach, & more), St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Marathias Beach (in Marathias). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and kick back and relax at Bataria Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Corfu Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Palermo to Corfu Town by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Kassiopi, St. Spyridon First Beach, Marathias Beach, Pelekas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Elia Beach and Ftelia Beach. Do your shopping at Fish & Olive and 100% Mykonos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mykonos Town: Temple of Demeter (in Sangri), Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki (in Chalkio) and Alyko Beach (in Pirgaki). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town tour planning site .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in July, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Naxos, Chalkio, Kapari Beach, Eggares Olive Press Museum, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

5
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Shop till you drop at MATI Art Gallery and Mnemossyne Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Monastery of Profitis Ilias. When in Fira, make a side trip to see SYMPOSION by La Ponta in Akrotiri, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fira tour itinerary planning website .

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Pyrgos, Megalochori, Kamari
Highlights from your plan
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

5
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Shop till you drop at mariannas and Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Damoni Beach and Rethymno Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Manousakis Winery (in Vatolakkos), Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Douloufakis Winery) and Monastery Savvathiana (in Rodia). There's much more to do: make a trip to Monastery of Arkadi, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon vacation maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Rethymnon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Heraklion, Greek National Football Museum, Monastery Savvathiana, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Damnoni Beach
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach

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