28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 7 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki) and Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens tour itinerary site.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Athens reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at La Ponta, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Secret Room, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fira journey planner.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Seaside Promenade, Cavtat Old Town, &more). Dedicate the 27th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, examine the collection at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can fly from Fira to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fira in September, with highs in Dubrovnik at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from Split with a short trip to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir, about 46 minutes away. Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Diocletians Dream, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Budapest in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Split in October, things will get little chillier in Budapest: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, then see the interesting displays at Hofburg, and finally don't miss a visit to Heldenplatz.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Prague travel planner.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt. On your second day here, explore the activities along English Garden, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Santorini travel guide

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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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