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
+2
Fly + bus + train:  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 Agia Pelagia Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Eklektos Bookshop (in Elounda), Listis Beach (in Tsoutsouras) and Stalis Beach (in Stalis).

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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. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows 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, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Eklektos Bookshop, Agia Pelagia Beach, Havania Beach, Listis Beach, Stalis 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 Tsambika Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul) and Anthony Quinn Bay. When in Lindos, make a side trip to see Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue in Rhodes Town, approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, get a taste of local nightlife at Ostria Beach Bar, steep yourself in history at The Church of the Panagia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lindos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, Anthony Quinn Bay, Ostria Beach Bar, Agathi Beach, Tsambika Beach
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul) ©
Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul)
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 St. Peter's Basilica 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 Galleria Borghese, 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 Uffizi Galleries. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana in Siena--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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. 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.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

#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 Plage de Passable for some beach relaxation. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Midi Plage in Cannes--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Coco Beach, 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

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Eze, 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, #Outdoors

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 Musee d'Orsay.

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Getting from Marseille to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train 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 29°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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee 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 train, bus, and flight. 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

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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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 Stari Grad Kotor and Milocher Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plavi Horizonti Beach and Ploce Beach. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip planner.

Getting from London to Kotor by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Kotor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Kotor: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Ploce Beach, Milocher Park, Plavi Horizonti Beach
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Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
Plavi Horizonti Beach ©
Plavi Horizonti Beach
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

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