17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  7​h
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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.
Tour Leader Venice has been added to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sabbia e Sale Feeling Beach and Lido Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mark's Square and Porta della Carta. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scoletta del Santo in Padua, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Procuratoria Della Basilica Di San Marco, and contemplate the long history of Bridge of Sighs.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice online tour planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get much hotter in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabbia e Sale Feeling Beach, Blue Moon, Basilica di Sant’Antonio
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Pietro and Vatican Museums. Get outdoors at Catacombe di San Callisto and V Lounge Beach Club. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and La Barceloneta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, stroll through Park Güell, and don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Get outdoors at Sveta Nedilja and Dubovica. We've included these beaches for you: Mlini Beach and Milna. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, contemplate the long history of Spanjola, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Barcelona to Hvar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of St John, Sveta Nedilja, Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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