51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 7 nights
Fly
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Taormina, Italy
— 8 nights
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Drive to Messina Marittima, Ferry to Villa San Giovanni, Drive to Amalfi
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Amalfi, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Portofino, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planning website.

Perth, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Athens is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Mykonos Town, Greece — 4 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: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Super Paradise Beach, stroll through Panormos Beach, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

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

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, you will find days in Mykonos Town are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Paros.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Paros, Greece — 3 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.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, explore the fascinating underground world of Marathi Marble Quarries, and pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paros trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Paros in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Paros are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Fira, Greece — 4 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: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fira online day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Fira in 4.5 hours. In June in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, make a trip to Pile Gate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally make a trip to Onophrian Fountain.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Fira to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fira in June, Dubrovnik is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Split.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Split, Croatia — 7 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trogir (Speed Boats Tours & Historic City of Trogir), Krka National Park (in Skradin) and Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanish Fortress). Dedicate the 26th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, walk around Marjan Park, examine the collection at Diocletians Dream, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Split tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Taormina.
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 1:

Taormina, Italy — 8 nights

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Taormina side-trips: Chianalea di Scilla (in Scilla), Le Gole dell'Alcantara (in Castiglione di Sicilia) and Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra). Dedicate the 7th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, make a trip to Corso Umberto, take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Taormina, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Split to Taormina in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Taormina sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Amalfi.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 9:

Amalfi, Italy — 6 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and trek along Valle dei Mulini.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Amalfi driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Taormina to Amalfi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 16:

Rome, Italy — 3 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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can drive from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cinque Terre.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Cinque Terre, Italy — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Viareggio (La Passeggiata & Bagno Maurizio), Porto Venere (Grotta di Byron, Portovenere, &more) and Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, take a stroll around Vernazza, and stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre visit planner.

Fly from Rome to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Portofino.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Portofino, Italy — 3 nights

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Portofino is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino, and admire the striking features of Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Portofino online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Portofino takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, Portofino is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Milan, Italy — 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and Bergamo (La Citta Alta, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the striking features of Casa Barelli, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip maker app.

Getting from Portofino to Milan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Milan when traveling from Portofino in July, with lows around 21°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sat).
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Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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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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