51 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

51 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 10 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Cassino, Italy
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Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
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Acquaviva, San Marino
— 1 day
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
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Sirmione, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
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La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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San Gimignano, Italy
— 1 day
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Siena, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
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Matera, Italy
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Alberobello, Italy
— 1 night
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Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 1 day
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Agrigento, Italy
— 1 night
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Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 10 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've added Isola Tiberina, Villa Farnesina, Santa Maria della Scala, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Pincio, don't miss a visit to Via Margutta, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Rome: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Pompeii, Italy

— 1 day

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation

Sorrento, Italy

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento road trip planning website.

You can drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cassino.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation

Cassino, Italy

Cassino is a comune in the province of Frosinone, Italy, at the southern end of the region of Lazio.Cassino is located at the foot of Monte Cairo near the confluence of the Gari and Liri rivers. To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cassino day trip website.

You can drive from Sorrento to Cassino in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Cassino. You'll set off for Assisi on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Cassino

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Assisi, Italy

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Cassino to Assisi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Assisi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Acquaviva.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Acquaviva, San Marino

— 1 day
As one of the smallest but most picturesque places in San Marino, Acquaviva draws tourists with two things--its gorgeous aquamarine waters and its adventure park.
To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Acquaviva holiday maker site.

You can drive from Assisi to Acquaviva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Acquaviva sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Acquaviva

Theme Parks · Shopping

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Acquaviva to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums

Verona, Italy

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Outdoors

Sirmione, Italy

— 1 night
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sirmione trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Sirmione by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 1 day

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre journey planner.

You can drive from Sirmione to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. September in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for La Spezia on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

La Spezia, Italy

— 1 night
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the La Spezia online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to La Spezia in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or ride a ferry. September in La Spezia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Pisa.

Things to do in La Spezia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pisa trip planning app.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Pisa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

San Gimignano, Italy

— 1 day

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Gimignano online trip maker.

Drive from Florence to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Siena trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Gimignano to Siena by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation tool.

Drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife · Shopping

Sorrento, Italy

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, Sorrento is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Matera.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation

Matera, Italy

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Matera online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Matera takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sorrento in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Matera, with lows around 17°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Alberobello, Italy

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alberobello trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Matera to Alberobello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Alberobello sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Taormina.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

Taormina, Italy

— 2 nights
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Taormina day trip planner.

Getting from Alberobello to Taormina by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Alberobello in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Taormina, with lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Syracuse, Italy

— 1 day

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Agrigento, Italy

— 1 night

Valley of the Temples

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.
To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Agrigento trip tool.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Palermo, Italy

— 1 night
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo holiday builder app.

Drive from Agrigento to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife

Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You've added Spaccanapoli, Underground Naples, Via San Gregorio Armeno, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Spaccanapoli, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Naples takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Athens.

Things to do in Naples

Museums · Historic Sites

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens travel route planning website.

You can fly from Naples to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town online attractions planner.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Parks

Akrotiri, Greece

— 3 nights

Greek Pompeii

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Athens, Greece

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Your list of things to see and do now includes Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Acropolis of Athens, and other attractions.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Getting from Akrotiri to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Doha.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Doha, Qatar

— 2 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif and The Corniche. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Corniche and then take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Doha trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Doha takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Athens to Doha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Athens in October, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Doha: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Doha

Shopping · Museums

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.