37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Split, Croatia
— 14 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
ferry:  12 h
6
Pozzallo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Agrigento, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
9
Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h
10
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: test the waters at a local thermal spa, then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

Before you visit Budapest, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Dolac Market. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Plaque of Nikola Tesla, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally make a trip to Tunel Gric.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In September in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Walking tours
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

14
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Sibenik (Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik, &more), Hvar (Franciscan Monastery, Spanjola, &more) and Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Split attractions planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Split: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Trogir, Sibenik, Gaspina mlinica, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano

4
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: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning site.

You can fly from Split to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Split to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Split in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
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.
Valletta is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu, and explore the galleries of Grandmaster's Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Valletta trip planning tool.

You can fly from Athens to Valletta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Valletta due to the time zone difference. September in Valletta sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pozzallo.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

1
night
Pozzallo, Italy

Pozzallo ©
Pozzallo is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Gli Aromi Sicily, enjoy the sand and surf at Sampieri, and then see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pozzallo travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Valletta to Pozzallo. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Syracuse.

Things to do in Pozzallo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Scicli, Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica
Highlights from your plan
Gli Aromi Sicily ©
Gli Aromi Sicily
Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica ©
Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica
Sampieri ©
Sampieri

2
nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Castelluccio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Chiara. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Ortigia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Vermexio, and finally Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Syracuse tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pozzallo to Syracuse by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Noto
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

2
nights
Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Statua di Icaro caduto.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Agrigento visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Agrigento sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra
Chiesa San Nicola ©
Chiesa San Nicola

1
night
Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally make a trip to Quattro Canti.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palermo trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by bus from Agrigento to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Palermo to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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