40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
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Amalfi, Italy
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Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Drive to Taormina
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Taormina, Italy
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
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Ibiza Town, Spain
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Mljet Island, Croatia
— 1 night
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Makarska, Croatia
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Split, Croatia
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milan journey planner.

Perth, Australia to Milan is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Milan. Traveling from Perth in June, things will get a bit warmer in Milan: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 4 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 5th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. On the 6th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, get great views at Torre dello Ziro, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Milan in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Taormina.
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Taormina, Italy — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taormina: Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra), Le Gole dell'Alcantara (in Castiglione di Sicilia) and Linguaglossa (Etna Donkey Trekking, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Amalfi to Taormina by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Taormina, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fira day trip planning site.

You can fly from Taormina to Fira in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 4 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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Ibiza Town.
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Ibiza Town, Spain — 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and head outdoors with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town trip site.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Ibiza Town takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Île de la Cité. On your second day here, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder app.

Fly from Ibiza Town to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ibiza Town in July, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 28th (Fri), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Split day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Split at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head off the coast to Jerolim.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 1 night

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luka Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally stop by Croatica Naturolo.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. July in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
On the 31st (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, then make a trip to Pile Gate, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally make a trip to Onophrian Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mljet Island.
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Mljet Island, Croatia — 1 night

On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Blato Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Odysseus Cave, and then head off the coast to Mljet National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mljet Island vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Mljet Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Mljet Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Makarska.
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Makarska, Croatia — 1 night

Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll around Nature Park Biokovo, then get engrossed in the history at Muzej Riba i Rakova, and then kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Makarska tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mljet Island to Makarska takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. August in Makarska sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Split, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, and then stop by By Lyna Conceptstore. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Parish church of St. Michael, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Diocletians Dream.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Split trip planner.

Traveling by car from Makarska to Split takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sun).
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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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.
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Mykonos travel guide

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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.
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Ibiza travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Outdoor Activities
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.
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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Hvar Island travel guide

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Lookouts · Nightlife · Islands
Island of the Sun
Hvar Island, "the queen of the Dalmatian islands," draws visitors to its beaches lapped by the crystal blue sea. Croatia's sunniest and longest island offers a mild climate, secluded pebble coves, ancient olive trees, vast lavender fields, and pine-forested hills. An important strategic and nautical point since prehistoric times, the island has been building its unique identity ever since. Experience the flavor of Hvar Island in small inns serving homemade wines, as locals sing old island songs. In contrast, the cosmopolitan Hvar offers luxurious five-star hotels, which can attract celebrities (and drive prices up). For a true Hvar experience, try private accommodations like hostels and apartments at private houses, which can service more diverse crowd. The town is crisscrossed by cobbled streets lined with Venetian palaces and offers exciting nightlife.
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Korcula Island travel guide

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Landmarks · Islands · Beaches