39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Taxi to Piraeus, Ferry to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Paros, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Milos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Izmir, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
Bus to Aix En Provence Tgv, Train to Paris
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, then see the interesting displays at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally make a trip to Erechtheion.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Athens reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Little Venice, look for gifts at Mayonaisa Darling, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in June, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Paros.
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Paros, Greece — 2 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): head off the coast to Parikia Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kolymbithres Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Martselo beach. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Lefkes, go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, and then Head underground at Marathi Marble Quarries.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paros trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Paros by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Paros are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira tour itinerary tool.

Ride a ferry from Paros to Fira in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Milos.
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Milos, Greece — 2 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Milos is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Oneiro Milos, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological museum of Milos, kick back and relax at Firiplaka Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Milos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Milos trip maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Milos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Milos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 5 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Milos to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milos in June, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Turkey — 2 nights

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get outside with Royal Balloon, then explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, then contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, and finally stop by Otantik Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Goreme Open-Air Museum, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Izmir.
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Izmir, Turkey — 2 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Buca Protestan Baptist Kilisesi, then make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, and then look for gifts at Has Deri Leather Shop. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Konak Square, don't miss a visit to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), and then take a stroll through Kemeralti Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Izmir travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Izmir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Goreme in June, plan for slightly colder days in Izmir, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Como.
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

City of Silk

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally stop by Peter Ci Abbigliamento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Como trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Izmir to Como in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Izmir to Como, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Como is somewhat warmer than Izmir - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and then take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, take a stroll through Boccadasse, then make a trip to Museo di Palazzo Reale, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Old Port.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Genoa online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Genoa sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marseille (Abbaye Saint Victor, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Aix-en-Provence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, with highs in Paris at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip app.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Big Ben, stroll around St. James's Park, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London online holiday planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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