17 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
— 1 day
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellagio, Italy
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Lamezia Terme, Ferry to Messina
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Messina, Italy
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Fira, Greece
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Athens, Greece
— 1 day
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 day
Fly
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Florence, Italy
Train
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Varenna, Italy
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Valletta
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Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 1 day
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Rome, Italy
— 1 day

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Melbourne, Australia — 1 day

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Federation Square, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and finally take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Lake Orta. Do your shopping at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Brera District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Azienda vitivinicola Il Roccolo di Mezzomerico (in Mezzomerico) and Cantina Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano and take a stroll through Quadrilatero del Silenzio.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Milan in 25 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Milan is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Milan hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bellagio.
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Bellagio, Italy

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bellagio itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Milan to Bellagio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Bellagio sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Rome.
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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.
Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and Porta Portese. Visiting Colle del Gianicolo and Colle Aventino will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, stop by Trastevere, and look for gifts at L'Artigianato.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bellagio to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bellagio in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Messina.
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Messina, Italy

Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Messina online holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Rome to Messina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Fira.
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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fira travel route website.

Getting from Messina to Fira by journey takes about 29 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Messina to Fira is 1 hour. May in Fira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 day

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 18th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip site.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then stop by Mytho, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town itinerary maker.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Greece — 1 day

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Kombos, savor the flavors at Corfu Central Market, then wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, and finally get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips.

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Fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mykonos Town in May since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Florence.
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Florence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Corfu Town to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Corfu Town in May; daily highs in Florence reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Varenna.
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Varenna, Italy

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Varenna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Varenna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Valletta.
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Valletta, Malta — 2 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Shop till you drop at Malta Postal Museum & Arts Hub and Cekcik - Ethnic & Vintage Bazaar. Take a break from the city and head to OK Diving Malta and Merill. When in Valletta, make a side trip to see Mellieha Beach in Mellieha, approximately Mellieha away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, and explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja).

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Varenna to Valletta. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Valletta when traveling from Varenna in May, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Naples.
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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Valletta to Naples in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for Florence on the 23rd (Thu).
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Florence, Italy — 1 day

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Naples in May, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 day

Eternal City

On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and then look for gifts at Oriani Gioielli.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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Greece travel guide

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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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