29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
Heraklion, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Lindos, Greece
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Sydney, Australia

3
days
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heraklion Archaeological Museum and The Palace of Knossos. Relax by the water at Havania Beach and Listis Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Stalis Beach (in Stalis), Eklektos Bookshop (in Elounda) and Agia Pelagia Beach (in Agia Pelagia).

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Sydney, Australia to Heraklion is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, Eklektos Bookshop, Havania Beach, Listis Beach, Agia Pelagia Beach
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

4
days
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Relax by the water at Agathi Beach and Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul). Step off the beaten path and head to Tsambika Beach and Village of Lindos. Get out of town with these interesting Lindos side-trips: Anthony Quinn Bay (in Faliraki) and Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue (in Rhodes Town). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ostria Beach Bar.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lindos travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Heraklion to Lindos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Agathi Beach, Ostria Beach Bar, Anthony Quinn Bay, Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue
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Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul) ©
Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul)
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Anthony Quinn Bay ©
Anthony Quinn Bay

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vatican Museums and Colosseum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trastevere and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. The adventure continues: make a trip to Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, steep yourself in history at Foro di Augusto, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Rome takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lindos in July, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana in Siena--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
day
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then stroll through Beach Bar Stella Marina.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

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Parks Outdoors Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Visit Eze Sur Mer Strand and Coco Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Midi Plage in Cannes--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Passable, stroll through Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Nice by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cinque Terre in August, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eze, Cannes, Plage de Passable
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Plage de Passable ©
Plage de Passable
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

1
day
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Marseille when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 22°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cassis
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Plage de la Grande Mer ©
Plage de la Grande Mer
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Calanques ©
Calanques

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, and then examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay.

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Getting from Marseille to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in August, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay

2
days
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace.

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Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in London

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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kamenovo Beach and Milocher Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plavi Horizonti Beach and Ploce Beach. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor and take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotor trip tool .

Traveling by flight from London to Kotor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Kotor hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Milocher Park, Ploce Beach, Plavi Horizonti Beach, Kamenovo Beach, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Kamenovo Beach ©
Kamenovo Beach
Plavi Horizonti Beach ©
Plavi Horizonti Beach
Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park

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