33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly to Pula, Shuttle to Trieste
5
Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Padua, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Athens holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Athens at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

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Acropolis Museum ©
Must see
Acropolis Museum
4.7

6
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fira trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Akrotiri ©
Ruin
Akrotiri
4.1
Amoudi Bay ©
Water Body
Amoudi Bay
4.5

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

Fly from Fira to Dubrovnik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Dubrovnik is slightly colder than Fira - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Old Town ©
Must see
Old Town
4.7
Lokrum Island ©
Island
Lokrum Island
4.5

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then examine the collection at Froggyland, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Trieste.

Things to do in Split

Side Trip

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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
World heritage site
Palazzo di Diocleziano
4.4
Froggyland ©
Specialty Museum
Froggyland
4.1

2
nights
Trieste, Italy

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, contemplate the waterfront views at Golfo di Trieste, appreciate the history behind Le Ragazze di Trieste, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canale Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Molo Audace, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, head outdoors with Grotta Gigante, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Military Memorial Redipuglia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Aquileia.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Trieste trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Trieste in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Trieste are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Grotta Gigante ©
Outdoor Activity
Grotta Gigante
4.7

3
nights
Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Trieste to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
Canal Grande ©
Must see
Canal Grande
4.8
Piazza San Marco ©
Must see
Piazza San Marco
4.4

2
nights
Padua, Italy

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, admire the natural beauty at Orto Botanico di Padova, make a trip to Prato della Valle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then admire the striking features of Palazzo delle Debite, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Estense. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Teatro Anatomico, ponder the world of politics at Ragione Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Padua journey planning app.

Take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Padua: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Castello Estense ©
World heritage site
Castello Estense
4.4

2
nights
Verona, Italy

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Procolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Padua to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. While traveling from Padua, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Verona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Piazza delle Erbe ©
World heritage site
Piazza delle Erbe
4.6
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
World heritage site
Museo di Castelvecchio
4.4

3
nights
Bellagio, Italy

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Get out of town with these interesting Bellagio side-trips: Villa Monastero (in Varenna), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, stroll around La Punta Spartivento, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Leonardo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bellagio travel route planner.

Drive from Verona to Bellagio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Villa del Balbianello ©
Architectural Building
Villa del Balbianello
4.8
Villa Carlotta ©
Garden
Villa Carlotta
4.7

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip maker app.

You can drive from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Duomo di Milano ©
Must see
Duomo di Milano
4.8
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Architectural Building
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
4.6

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, then buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Salvatore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parco Sul Fiume Cassarate Al Piano Stampa, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, stop by Inperfetta Vintage, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

Before you visit Lugano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Milan to Lugano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. September in Lugano sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Lake Lugano ©
Water Body
Lake Lugano
4.7

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Capital of Peace

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 29th (Tue): get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your trip
Lake Geneva ©
Water Body
Lake Geneva
4.7
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Government Building
Palais des Nations, Genève
4.3

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