59 days in Valletta & Western Europe Itinerary

59 days in Valletta & Western Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  28 h
1
Valletta, Malta
— 24 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Ferry:  9 h 15 min
2
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
7
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
Train + Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

24
nights
Valletta, Malta

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. John's Co-Cathedral and Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum. Visit Mnajdra and Ggantija Megalithic Temples for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Valletta side-trips: Mellieha (Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Gozo Ferry Port (in Cirkewwa) and Citadel (in Victoria). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Salini National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, learn about all things military at Malta at War Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), and explore the historical opulence of Casa Bernard.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Valletta itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Valletta is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Valletta. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Valletta hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Valletta

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mdina, Saint Julian's, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Rabat
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ©
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Marina di Praia Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and Spiaggia Grande. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano trip maker app.

Do a combination of flight, train, and ferry from Valletta to Positano in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marina di Praia Beach
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Marina di Praia Beach ©
Marina di Praia Beach

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome road trip app.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Positano in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Popular historic sites such as The Baptistery of St. John and Basilica of Santa Croce are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Di Camaiore.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and visit Cannaregio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation builder app.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, get great views at Gornergrat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at English Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Zermatt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Nature Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Golf Club Matterhorn ©
Golf Club Matterhorn

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kleine Scheidegg, Staubbach Waterfall
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Fraumünster Church will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Ufschotti Park. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, approximately Lucerne away. The adventure continues: stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zurich road trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Seine River. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

9
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.
Get some cultural insight at Buckingham Palace and Natural History Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Camber Sands. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and St Mary's Bay Beach (in St Mary's Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London tour itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Camber Sands, St Mary's Bay Beach
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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