36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Zaostrog, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
11
Makarska, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
End: Split, Croatia

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Athens to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fira online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Rome is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo and then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice tour planning tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Vintgar Gorge, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most). On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and then make a trip to Preseren Square.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Venice to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in July, things will get a bit cooler in Ljubljana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Omis), Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, make a trip to Gaspina mlinica, and explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Split vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Gaspina mlinica, Church Of St. Roch, River Rafting & Tubing, Sokolarski Raptor Centre
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

6
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Korcula Town: Vela Luka (Proizd Island, Vela Luka Marina, &more) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach, kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, and don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Korcula Town trip itinerary website .

Getting from Split to Korcula Town by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zaostrog.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Island, Vela Luka, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

5
nights
Zaostrog, Croatia

Zaostrog ©
Explore Zaostrog's surroundings by going to Natural History Museum in Metković (in Metkovic), Narona Archaeological Museum (in Vid) and Zivogosce (Dole Camp Beach & Abbey of the Holy Cross).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zaostrog trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Zaostrog by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Zaostrog can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Makarska.

Things to do in Zaostrog

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zivogosce, The Church of St. Michael, Narona Archaeological Museum, Natural History Museum in Metković, Kapetanovic Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Franciscan Monastery of St. Mary ©
Franciscan Monastery of St. Mary
 Natural History Museum in Metković ©
Saints Hills VINARIA ©
Saints Hills VINARIA

3
nights
Makarska, Croatia

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Makarska is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Nature Park Biokovo, stroll through Tucepi Beach, kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach, and don't miss a visit to Svetiste Vepric.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Makarska vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Zaostrog to Makarska takes an hour. July in Makarska sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Hvar.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Punta Rata Beach, Tucepi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Nature Park Biokovo ©
Nature Park Biokovo
Biokovo ©
Biokovo

5
nights
Hvar, Croatia

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, stroll through Mlini Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hvar trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Makarska to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Vunetovo Craft Beer, Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci

1
night
Split, Croatia

On the 2nd (Sun), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Split sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Church Of St. Roch ©
Church Of St. Roch

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