43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 15 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
8
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+5
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
9
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Ennis, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Athens is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally do a tasting at Winery Stilianou.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion online route planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

1
night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): do a tasting at Boutari Winery, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Akrotiri trip itinerary builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In July in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Wineries Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Akrotiri to Dubrovnik takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Akrotiri to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Akrotiri in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Korcula Town: Orebic (Gospe od Karmena, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Badija, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vela Przina Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, and get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. July in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Orebic, Korcula Island, Lumbarda
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Badija ©
Badija
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Plan trip to Split with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Korcula Town to Split in 4.5 hours. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Split to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Split in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Venice to Grindelwald in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

1
night
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally play a few rounds at Pococke Golf Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Grindelwald to Kilkenny takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ennis.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

3
nights
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ennis: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ennis journey planning app.

Drive from Kilkenny to Ennis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Ennis, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scattery Island, The Burren, Burren National Park, Cliffs of Moher, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online tour planner.

Drive from Ennis to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam holiday planner.

Getting from London to Amsterdam by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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