38 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Perugia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucca, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Cherasco, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sondrio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Trento, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly to Santorini, Bus to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

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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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 31st (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nice online travel route planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in August since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 2nd (Sat), take a stroll through Trastevere and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Perugia.
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Perugia, Italy — 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, wander the streets of City Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perugia trip website.

Drive from Rome to Perugia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Perugia are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena visit planning tool.

You can drive from Perugia to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Siena sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucca.
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Lucca, Italy — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, then examine the collection at Antica Tipografia Biagini, and finally learn about winemaking at Fattoria al Dotto.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lucca trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Siena to Lucca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Lucca are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Margherita Ligure.
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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy — 1 night

Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. On the 8th (Fri), take a stroll through Santa Margherita Ligure, steep yourself in history at Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, then identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Margherita Ligure trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucca to Santa Margherita Ligure in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lucca in September since evenings lows in Santa Margherita Ligure dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cherasco.
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Cherasco, Italy — 1 night

Cherasco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 40km northeast of Cuneo. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cantina Francesco Borgogno, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, then examine the collection at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, then look for gifts at Enoteca Patrito, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Magia.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Cherasco day trip app.

Drive from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cherasco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in September, Cherasco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lake Maggiore.
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Lake Maggiore, Italy — 2 nights

On the 10th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Rocca Borromeo, then contemplate the long history of Isola Madre, and then head off the coast to Isole Borromee. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Piazza Motta, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, then steep yourself in history at Isola Bella, and finally view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Maggiore online day trip planner.

Getting from Cherasco to Lake Maggiore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Lake Maggiore, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sondrio.
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Sondrio, Italy — 1 night

Sondrio is an Italian town and comune located in the heart of the Valtellina., Sondrio counts approximately 21,876 inhabitants and it is the administrative centre for the province of Sondrio. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll around Parco Adda Mallero Renato Bartesaghi, delve into the distant past at Castel Grumello, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Alberto Marsetti, take a stroll around Piazza Garibaldi, then see the interesting displays at MVSA - Museo Valtellinese di Storia e Arte, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Piazza Quadrivio e Scarpatetti.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sondrio online day trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Maggiore to Sondrio in 3 hours. In September in Sondrio, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Trento.
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Trento, Italy — 1 night

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at MUSE - Science Museum, delve into the distant past at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, then stroll around Il Parco Secolare degli Asburgo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Trento trip planner.

You can drive from Sondrio to Trento in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, and admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice driving holiday planner.

Getting from Trento to Venice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 19th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague route planning tool.

Fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in September, with highs in Prague at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): boost your wellbeing at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Budapest to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Budapest to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.
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Oia, Greece — 3 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Kamari Beach (in Kamari) and Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Santorini Sailing, get engrossed in the history at Naval Maritime Museum Oia Santorini, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and do sightseeing your way with Safowi.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Oia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September in Oia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

See some other sides of Rome: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome route builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oia to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Oia to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oia in September, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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