45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ios, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry to Heraklion, Taxi to Rethymnon
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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10
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Temple of Hephaestus. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

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

Hervey Bay, Australia to Athens is an approximately 28.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Hervey Bay to Athens. Traveling from Hervey Bay in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fira road trip website.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ios.
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Ios, Greece — 1 night

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Paleokastro, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Skarkos, then examine the collection at Chora Museum, Ios, and finally see the interesting displays at Diaseli Traditional Cheesery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ios tour builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Ios in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon, Greece — 1 night

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 5th (Mon), take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and then don't miss a visit to Monastery of Arkadi.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ios to Rethymnon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rethymnon to Amalfi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rethymnon in June, you will find days in Amalfi are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome online trip builder.

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 June, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Siena and Perseus Statue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence travel planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 16th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then don't miss a visit to Piazza De Ferrari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Old Port. On the next day, kick back and relax at Baia del Silenzio, wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, and then take a stroll through Boccadasse.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Genoa trip builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Genoa, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta. Venture out of the city with trips to Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto (in Verbania), Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella) and Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, La Citta Alta, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria delle Grazie, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Genoa in June: highs in Milan hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Prato della Valle, Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Fort Lovrijenac. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

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You can fly from Venice to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then walk around Marjan Park. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Split can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Keukenhof and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Vondelpark, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planner.

You can fly from Split to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In June, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Split - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to London.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll around St. James's Park, steep yourself in history at Wallace Collection, and wander the streets of Westminster.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London driving holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seine River and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, see the interesting displays at Musee de l’Orangerie, and stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip app.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ibiza Town.
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Ibiza Town, Spain — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): head off the coast to Es Vedra, then wander the streets of Dalt Vila, and then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Ibiza Town day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Ibiza Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, Ibiza Town is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Tue).
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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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Crete travel guide

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Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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