43 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Paros, Greece
— 2 nights
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Zakynthos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 6 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Tower Bridge, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our London trip builder website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, walk around Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Amsterdam to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Turkey — 2 nights

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 16th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback, then steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then steep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of TokalI Church.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goreme driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then stop by Sandal Mania, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

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You can fly from Goreme to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nikola's Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then get engrossed in the history at La Ponta.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip builder app.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. May in Fira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Paros.
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Paros, Greece — 2 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, then head off the coast to Parikia Town, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paros trip site.

Getting from Fira to Paros by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. May in Paros sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Zakynthos Town.
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Zakynthos Town, Greece — 3 nights

The commercial center of the eponymous island, Zakynthos Town bustles with the energy as excited tourists and residents go about their daily business.
Take a break from Zakynthos Town with a short trip to Gerakas Beach in Vasilikos, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: tee off at World Tour Golf, stroll through Banana Beach, make a trip to Agios Markos Square, and look for gifts at Memento.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Zakynthos Town day trip planning app.

Traveling by journey from Paros to Zakynthos Town takes 10.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zakynthos Town when traveling from Paros in May, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the travel to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town travel website.

Traveling by journey from Zakynthos Town to Mykonos Town takes 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zakynthos Town in May since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 20°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and finally steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town.

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Fly from Mykonos Town to Dubrovnik in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mykonos Town to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Mykonos Town in May, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from Split with a short trip to Krka National Park in Skradin, about 1h 10 min away. Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, see the interesting displays at Diocletians Dream, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary website.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Split sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 6 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Ravello (Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, Villa Rufolo, &more), Pompeii Archaeological Park (in Pompeii) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). On the 4th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 7th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sorrento trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Split to Sorrento in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel route builder website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then see majestic marine mammals with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Florence in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milan vacation planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. June in Milan sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Como.
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then stroll through Ciclovia dei Laghi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Villa Carlotta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Como travel tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Como sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaduz.
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein — 2 nights

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Gutenberg Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vaduz trip builder website.

You can drive from Como to Vaduz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.
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