56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  29​h
1
Catania, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Reggio Calabria, Italy
— 1 night
train:  5​h
3
Postiglione, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pollica, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
San Miniato, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
10
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
11
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
14
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
15
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
16
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
17
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
18
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Catania is known for nature, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, make a trip to Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, and admire the striking features of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Catania attractions planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Catania is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Catania. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini
Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata ©

1
night
Reggio Calabria, Italy

Reggio Calabria
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Plan my day in Reggio Calabria using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Catania to Reggio Calabria takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Catania in April since evenings lows in Reggio Calabria dip to 14°C. You will leave for Postiglione on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
nights
Postiglione, Italy

Postiglione
Postiglione is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.GeographyLocated in Cilento, below the Alburni mountains, borders with the municipalities of Altavilla Silentina, Campagna, Castelcivita, Controne, Contursi Terme, Serre and Sicignano degli Alburni.Postiglione counts 5 frazioni: Canneto, Duchessa, Selvanera, Terzo di Mezzo and Zancuso. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Postiglione trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Postiglione takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in April, things will get a bit cooler in Postiglione: highs are around 14°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Pollica.

Things to do in Postiglione

Outdoors Historic Sites Wineries
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2
nights
Pollica, Italy

Pollica
Pollica is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pollica holiday maker site .

You can drive from Postiglione to Pollica in 2 hours. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pollica

Outdoors Parks Nightlife
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2
nights
Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pollica to Sorrento takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Duomo di Ravello
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Food Tours
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday tool .

Do a combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 11°C. You'll set off for San Miniato on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites
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4
nights
San Miniato, Italy

San Miniato ©
San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley between the valleys of Egola and Elsa. Venture out of the city with trips to Greve in Chianti (Castello di Verrazzano & Montefioralle Winery).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Miniato online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rome to San Miniato in 3.5 hours. In April in San Miniato, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off toBologna.

Things to do in San Miniato

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Greve in Chianti
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Highlights from your plan
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bologna holiday website .

Drive from San Miniato to Bologna in 2 hours. April in Bologna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Piazza Maggiore
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

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.
On the 24th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Domus Mercatorum, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona day trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for Como on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Torre dei Lamberti ©
Torre dei Lamberti

3
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: Lake Orta (in Orta San Giulio), Castello di Vezio (in Vezio) and Villa Monastero (in Varenna). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at I Falconieri del Feudo, explore the activities along Lago di Como, admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Como trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Verona to Como in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Como are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 29th (Wed), you're off toAmsterdam.

Things to do in Como

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Orta, Villa Monastero, Castello di Vezio, Lago di Como
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Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
I Falconieri del Feudo ©
I Falconieri del Feudo
Chilometro della Conoscenza ©
Chilometro della Conoscenza

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take in the views from Magere Brug, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

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

You can fly from Como to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Como in April, with highs in Amsterdam at 15°C and lows at 5°C. You will leave for London on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

9
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, stroll around Hyde Park, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites
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Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Big Ben ©
Big Ben

7
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 7th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower and then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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nights
Bordeaux, France

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux travel route planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: highs in Bordeaux hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will leave for San Sebastian - Donostia on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

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nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you're off toPorto.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, browse the collection at Livraria Lello, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto holiday maker tool .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Porto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Livraria Lello ©
Livraria Lello

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hours
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, have some family-friendly fun at Five Historic Photography Studio, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Five Historic Photography Studio
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Highlights from your plan
Five Historic Photography Studio ©
Five Historic Photography Studio

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