46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Rijeka, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
12
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
13
Hersonissos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Rethymnon, Greece
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
15
Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Regent's Park. Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, wander the streets of Greenwich, admire the striking features of Old Royal Naval College, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Regent's Park ©
Regent's Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chartres Cathedral and Orléans Cathedral. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Orléans Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like BMW Welt and Munich Residenz. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at English Garden, make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asam Church, and admire the landmark architecture of BMW Headquarters.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip maker app .

Fly from Paris to Munich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Nature
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BMW Headquarters ©
BMW Headquarters
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melk Abbey and Rathausplatz. Venture out of the city with trips to Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Katholic Pfarrkirche Hl. Nikolaus (in Krems an der Donau). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Seeschlacht, make a trip to Stephansplatz, and steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna route site .

Take a train from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Munich in August, Vienna is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Katholic Pfarrkirche Hl. Nikolaus, Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey, Seeschlacht
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then see the world from above with Air Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb day trip planning site .

Fly from Vienna to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Zagreb sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Zagreb 80's Museum ©
Zagreb 80's Museum

2
nights
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 21st (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Korzo and then step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Sablicevo and then stroll through Monty's Dog Beach and Bar.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rijeka road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rijeka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zagreb in August, Rijeka is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rijeka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lungo Mare, Monty's Dog Beach and Bar
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Monty's Dog Beach and Bar ©
Monty's Dog Beach and Bar
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Sveti Jakov Beach. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Islamic Community Majlis.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rijeka to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Skopje.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Skopje Eye Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon, then admire the striking features of Daut Pasha Hamam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Skopje road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Skopje takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Skopje, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites
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Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Daut  Pasha Hamam ©
Daut Pasha Hamam

2
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, and finally make a trip to Crypt of Saint Demetrius Κρύπτη Αγίου Δημητρίου. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Getting from Skopje to Thessaloniki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Skopje in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Temple of Hephaestus. Step out of Athens to go to Sounio and see Temple of Poseidon, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Athens by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Walking tours
Food Tours

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fokos Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town route planning tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm
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Fokos Beach ©
Fokos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at the White, Santorini. On your second day here, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Akrotiri
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Spas
Helicopter Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

2
nights
Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a splash at Star Beach. On the next day, make a trip to Platanus Tree, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then see the interesting displays at Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and finally look for gifts at Luxurious Furs.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip builder .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Hersonissos in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hersonissos when traveling from Fira in September, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Platanus Tree
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Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life ©
Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, then take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, take in breathtaking views at Kotsifou Canyon, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon tour planner.

You can drive from Hersonissos to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete ©
Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of Astrikas Estate Biolea, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, then see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Samaria Gorge National Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chania Town trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Chania Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Samaria Gorge National Park, Astrikas Estate Biolea, German War Cemetery
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Astrikas Estate Biolea ©
Astrikas Estate Biolea
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

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