38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Koper, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
9
Lyon, France
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
13
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos) and Manuc's Inn (Hanul lui Manuc) will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) and Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History. Step out of Bucharest to go to Balotesti and see Therme București, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Palace of Parliament, get to know the fascinating history of Lipscani, pause for some serene contemplation at Patriarchal Cathedral, and take a memorable drive along Romania Tour Store.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest trip itinerary planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Bucharest is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Bucharest, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bucharest: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Bucharest

Theme Parks Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Therme București
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Therme București ©
Therme București

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
We've included these beaches for you: Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and kick back and relax at Legrena Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Bucharest to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bucharest in June since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Legrena Beach, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava, then examine the collection at Froggyland, and then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Split planning website .

Getting from Athens to Split by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Split is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in June since evenings lows in Split dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

2
nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, explore the historical opulence of Kastel, then see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pula trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Split to Pula in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Split in June, plan for little chillier nights in Pula, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Koper.

Things to do in Pula

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamenjak National Park
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Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

2
nights
Koper, Slovenia

Koper ©
Koper is a city in southwestern Slovenia, with the other Slovenian coastal towns Ankaran, Izola, Piran, and Portorož, situated along the country's 47-kilometre coastline, in the Istrian Region, approximately five kilometres from its border with Italy. On the 17th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then Head underground at Skocjan Caves, and then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Mediadom Pyrhani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George, make a trip to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), then examine the collection at Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej), then have fun and explore at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally stroll through Portoroz Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Koper trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Pula to Koper by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Koper sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Piran, Predjama Castle, Portoroz Beach, Skocjan Caves
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

5
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Visit Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) and Ljubljana Castle for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galerija Mikame and Galerija Fotografija. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar), & more) and Postojna Caves (in Postojna). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Tromostovje, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije), get curious at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana online trip planner .

You can drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Koper in June, Ljubljana is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna Caves
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) ©
Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, then steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil, and finally admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna travel route planner.

You can fly from Ljubljana to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In June, daytime highs in Vienna are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

2
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.
On the 26th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

Fly from Vienna to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Parc de la Tete d'Or, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then take a stroll through Place des Jacobins, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, S. Giovanni Battista
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Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo ©
Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Alberoni, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice holiday builder site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Arnolfo, enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum and then explore the ancient world of Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Elena, and then see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Naples day trip planning website .

Getting from Florence to Naples by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Ruins of Herculaneum
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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum

2
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

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Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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