16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Let the collections at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera capture your imagination. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria La Lesia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning site .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Aegean Maritime Museum and The House of Fine Art Mykonos. Head to Minima Gallery and Savvas Traditional Greek Productsfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Naxos Town (Portara & Old Town) and Archaeological Site of Delos (in Delos). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, view the masterpieces at Dio Horia, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and explore the galleries of The Big White Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Mykonos Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

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Side Trips

Mykonos, Naxos Town, Paradise Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos, Platis Gialos Beach
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Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. Vatican Museums and Soqquadro APS will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mykonos Town in April since evenings lows in Rome dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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