31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
Lanzarote, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
Cannes, France
— 4 nights
train + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
San Teodoro, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Alghero, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Melbourne, Australia

1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Barcelona, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Barcelona to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lanzarote.

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#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
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Casa Batllo

2
days
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timanfaya National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Risco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Charca de la Novia, and then Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lanzarote sightseeing planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Lanzarote in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lanzarote is minus 1 hour. June in Lanzarote sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lanzarote

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Timanfaya National Park ©
Timanfaya National Park
Charca de la Novia ©
Charca de la Novia
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes

3
days
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visit Praia Vale Dos Homens and Falesia Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Praia da Cordoama and Praia Da Rocha. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Vale de Covo Beach (in Carvoeiro) and Praia do Amado (in Aljezur). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lanzarote to Albufeira in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Albufeira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Albufeira

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Amado, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Cordoama, Vale de Covo Beach, Algarve
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Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens
Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
days
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Get outdoors at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de l'Anglade. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Gigaro. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage d'Aiguebelle (in Le Lavandou) and Plage des Esclamandes (in Saint-Aygulf).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cannes trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Albufeira to Cannes takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Cannes, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Cannes

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Plage des Esclamandes
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

4
days
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia di Santa Lucia and Cala Mariolu. Step off the beaten path and head to Immersioni a Cala Mariolu and Cala Brandinchi. When in San Teodoro, make a side trip to see Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara in Porto Istana, approximately 42 minutes away.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read San Teodoro tour planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Cannes to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Cannes in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Teodoro: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Baunei, Cala Brandinchi, Spiaggia di Santa Lucia, Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara
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Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu

4
days
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Punta Negra and Sa Mesa Longa. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia della Pelosetta and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Alghero's surroundings by going to I Gatti di Su Pallosu (in San Vero Milis) and Stintino (La Pelosa Beach & Cala Sabina / Cala dei Ponzesi).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alghero day trip tool .

Drive from San Teodoro to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Alghero

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Stintino, San Vero Milis, Cala Sabina
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Cala Sabina ©
Cala Sabina

2
days
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 12th (Thu): admire the striking features of Porta della Carta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Alghero to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Sovestro in Poggio vineyard. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

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 Colosseum and Palatine Hill. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 19th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

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