48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  29​h
1
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Lampedusa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
13
Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, look for gifts at Filigran Split, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Split online trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Split is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Split at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Church Of St. Roch
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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.
Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik online tour planner .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Corinth Canal (in Corinth). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Corinth Canal
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Arena di Verona & Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and take a tour by water with Like a Venetian.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Split to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Split in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Venice, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

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You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola, admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, then take in the waterfront at Valletta Waterfront, and finally admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), admire the natural beauty at Lower Barrakka Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Lascaris War Rooms, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Valletta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Valletta, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
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Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and get your game on at Virtua.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online tour itinerary builder .

Fly from Valletta to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valletta in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Transportation
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

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Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and explore the galleries of Anne Frank House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Lampedusa, Italy

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 25th (Tue), kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, stroll through Cala Pulcino, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sciatu Persu, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip website .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Lampedusa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lampedusa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Photography Tours
Sciatu Persu ©
Sciatu Persu

3
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 27th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Palermo visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lampedusa to Palermo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo

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