50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
2
Rethymnon, Greece
— 6 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Villasimius, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
San Teodoro, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Alghero, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + taxi:  2​h 45​min
9
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
taxi + train:  5​h
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
11
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Ortakoy, then admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, then explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul journey site .

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

6
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Take a break from the city and head to Shinaria Beach and Skinaria Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ilingas and Episkopi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Reptisland (in Melidoni), Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello) and Athos Workshop (in Aggeliana). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gerani Beach, stop by Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs, and get a taste of the local shopping with Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon vacation site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Rethymnon in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Rethymnon are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rethymnon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bali, Frangokastello Beach, Skinaria Beach, Athos Workshop, Ilingas
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Komos Beach ©
Komos Beach

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Visit Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take a stroll through Le Marais, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rethymnon to Paris takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rethymnon in November, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 12°C and lows about 6°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go all around town with Flying Dutch Boats, get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder site .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Villasimius.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

6
nights
Villasimius, Italy

Villasimius ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cala Tramazzu and Cala Piombo. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia del Morto and Cala Caterina Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia Cann'e sisa (in Maracalagonis) and Spiaggia di Arboi (in Domus de Maria).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Villasimius day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Amsterdam to Villasimius in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect Villasimius to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Villasimius

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Domus de Maria, Spiaggia di Solanas, Cala Sinzias, Spiaggia Cann'e sisa, Cala Piombo
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 24:
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Spiaggia del Morto ©
Spiaggia del Morto
Spiaggia di Solanas ©
Spiaggia di Solanas
Cala Sinzias ©
Cala Sinzias

5
nights
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia della Tartaruga o de Ghjlgolu and Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di Santa Lucia and Spiaggia Sa Capannizza. Get out of town with these interesting San Teodoro side-trips: Spiaggia Nodu Pianu (in Golfo Aranci) and Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria).

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Villasimius to San Teodoro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia del Dottore, Spiaggia di Santa Lucia, Spiaggia Sa Capannizza, Spiaggia Nodu Pianu, Cala Brandinchi
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Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
La Cinta ©
La Cinta

6
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Punta Negra and La Pelosa Beach. Visiting Spiaggia della Pelosetta and Summer Dream will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Spiaggia della Frana (in Argentiera), Cala Sabina / Cala dei Ponzesi (in Stintino) and Spiaggia Lampianu di Sassari (in Sassari). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Capo San Marco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Bombarde, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Tramariglio, and steep yourself in history at Nuraghe Losa.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero vacation builder site .

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 November, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Stintino, Cala Sabina, Spiaggia Lampianu di Sassari, Nuraghe Losa, Spiaggia della Frana
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Cala Sabina ©
Cala Sabina
Spiaggia delle Bombarde ©
Spiaggia delle Bombarde

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Alghero to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Ravello is a town and comune situated above the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy, with approximately 2,500 inhabitants. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Head to Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palmafor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Bagni d'Arienzo (in Positano). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Atrani.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ravello road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of train, subway, and taxi from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Sentiero dei Limoni, Spiaggia di Atrani, Le Vigne di Raito, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria dell'Accademia and Uffizi Galleries. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Ravello to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in December, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice tour planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

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