24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get warmer in Rome: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence visit planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip app.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Venice to London. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in July: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from London to Porto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

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). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ibiza Town.
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Ibiza Town, Spain — 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to S'Arenal Petit (in Portinatx) and Cala de Sant Vicent (in Cala de Sant Vicent). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Massage Beach Ibiza, step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, and step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ibiza Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ibiza Town. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Ibiza Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ibiza Town to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ibiza Town in August: highs in Athens hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Ibiza travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Nightlife · Outdoor Activities
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.
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Greece travel guide

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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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