30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Mellieha, Malta
— 4 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, make a trip to Onophrian Fountain, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and stop by Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Dubrovnik is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Split.
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Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Adventure
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Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanish Fortress). Dedicate the 12th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Split route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 16th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb journey maker site.

You can fly from Split to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in September, expect Zagreb to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Zagreb to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and indulge your senses at Scenic wine tours in Tuscany.

Plan trip to Florence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mellieha.
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Mellieha, Malta — 4 nights

A growing town in the northwestern section of Malta, the lively tourist destination of Mellieha sits perched between two picturesque bays.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mellieha: Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (in Paola), Valletta (Casa Rocca Piccola, St. John's Co-Cathedral, &more) and Gran Castello Historic House (in Victoria). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John The Baptist, and delve into the distant past at Mnajdra.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mellieha trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Mellieha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mellieha, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki, Greece — 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mellieha to Thessaloniki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mellieha to Thessaloniki due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mellieha in October, with highs in Thessaloniki at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.
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Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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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