34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Ios, Greece
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

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, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker app.

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lisbon. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Lisbon to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Food Tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dubrovnik trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Rome to Dubrovnik takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Dubrovnik, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then steep yourself in history at Tower of the Winds, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

Plan my day in Athens using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mykonos Town: Naxos Town (Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, Old Town, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip maker website.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Monastery of Paleokastro, Ornos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Fira route maker site.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Fira sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ios.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

5
nights
Ios, Greece

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
When in Ios, make a side trip to see The Zoodohos Pigi monastery in Sikinos, approximately Sikinos away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manganari Beach, stroll through Ag. Theodoti Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church, and examine the collection at Chora Museum, Ios.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ios trip site.

Getting from Fira to Ios by car takes about 2 hours. August in Ios sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ios

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kalados Beach, The Zoodohos Pigi monastery
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Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach

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