42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paraportiani Church, Luxury Sail Excursion, Alley Cocktail Bar, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice and tour the pleasant surroundings at Super Paradise Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Mykonos Town at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Super Paradise Beach
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Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Luxury Sail Excursion ©
Luxury Sail Excursion

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skydive Athens as well as Hammam Baths. Take a break from the city and head to Glyfada Beach and Areopagus. Visit Voula Beach and Legrena Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Lagonisi, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Ermou Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Pandora Art Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens online road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in June, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Legrena Beach, Glyfada Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Catacombe di San Callisto and V Lounge Beach Club. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, wander the streets of Trastevere, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Serra.

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You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uffizi Galleries and The Baptistery of St. John. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Lido Di Camaiore. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: San Gimignano (Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne & Guardastelle Vineyard). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, browse the fresh offerings at La Bottega del Produttore, and view the masterpieces at Aria Art Gallery.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel route builder app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Shop till you drop at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidseplein. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip builder .

You can fly from Florence to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planning tool .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or Opera Lounge. Relax by the water at Aigua Xelida and Playa Sa Riera. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to La casa del semaforo y el cuartel de los carabineros (in El Prat de Llobregat) and L'illa Roja (in Begur). Spend the 22nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Port Bo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip app .

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Begur, Platja Port Bo, La casa del semaforo y el cuartel de los carabineros, Aigua Xelida
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Praia de Carcavelos. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Cascais to see Boca do Inferno about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon visit planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in July, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Praia de Carcavelos, Boca do Inferno
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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