58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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58 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + bus:  7​h 15​min
7
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
8
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
11
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Mellieha, Malta
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 15​min
13
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
14
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Acropolis of Athens and Plaka District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, hunt for treasures at Monastiraki, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Athens: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ohrid custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and subway from Athens to Ohrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Ohrid is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, expect Ohrid to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 15°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites
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St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Visit Palace of Versailles and The Catacombs for their historical value. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, see the interesting displays at Musée Rodin, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of Père Lachaise Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Ohrid to Paris takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Midi Plage and Plage de Passable. Do your shopping at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Lérins Islands). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Avenue Jean Medecin, look for gifts at Vinazur - Vins de Provence, and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nice travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Haut de Cagnes, VinAzur - Vins de provence
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at La Sagrada Familia and El Cafè de la Pedrera. Visit La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batlló, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Montgat Beach
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional del Prado and Plaza Mayor. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo, and see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at La Bottega delle Arti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Positano trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Madrid to Positano in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Positano: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ruins of Herculaneum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and finally wander the streets of Spaccanapoli. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, then shop like a local with Chiaia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Elena, and finally stop by Fashion Victim Store.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naples custom trip planner.

You can drive from Positano to Naples in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Duomo di Napoli ©
Duomo di Napoli
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and Basilica di San Pietro. We've included these beaches for you: V Lounge Beach Club and Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll get in some beach time at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno and Bagno Maurizio. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Uffizi Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Sovestro in Poggio vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and stop by Jean Saade.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip generator.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bagno Maurizio, Guardastelle Vineyard, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
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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

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La spiaggia di Pluto and Lido Beach. Shop till you drop at I Tre Mercanti and L'Artista Della Barbaria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take some stellar pictures from San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mellieha.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Padua, Blue Moon, La spiaggia di Pluto
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

few
hours
Mellieha, Malta

Mellieha
A growing town in the northwestern section of Malta, the lively tourist destination of Mellieha sits perched between two picturesque bays.
For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mellieha itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Venice to Mellieha takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Venice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mellieha, with lows of 26°C. On the 13th (Mon), you're off toSplit.

Things to do in Mellieha

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some historical perspective at Diocletian's Palace and Old Split. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Riva Harbor and Split Market. Go for a jaunt from Split to Hvar to see Dubovica about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan, and admire the masterpieces at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Split sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mellieha to Split in 7.5 hours. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Dubovica
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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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.
Gradske Zidine and Fort Lovrijenac will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Kokula Art & Craft Shop and Tedi. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, look for gifts at Gift and Art Shop Medusa, stroll through Beach Kupari, and contemplate the long history of Stradun.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip generator.

You can fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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night
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kotor trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Kotor. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral
City Walls ©
City Walls

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