18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Melk, Austria
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Balatonfured, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paradise Beach and Elia Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Platis Gialos Beach and Super Paradise Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, view the masterpieces at The Big White Gallery, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and kick back and relax at Ornos Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Mykonos Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in April, you will find days in Mykonos Town are cooler (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos, Elia Beach, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi and Sentiero dei Limoni. Head to Sol’Art Ceramiche and Ceramica D'Urso Vietrifor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Salerno: Ravello - Atrani Walk (in Ravello), Chalet de Mar (in Minori) and Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L. (in Tramonti). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salerno online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Salerno takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Salerno are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Minori, Sentiero dei Limoni, Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L., Ravello - Atrani Walk
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Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Sentiero dei Limoni ©
Sentiero dei Limoni

4
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get in touch with nature at Walk of the Gods and Fornillo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Duomo di Ravello) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Valle dei Mulini, don't miss a visit to Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Positano travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Positano when traveling from Salerno in May, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melk.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano
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Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal ©
Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Valle dei Mulini ©
Valle dei Mulini

1
day
Melk, Austria

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein, learn about winemaking at Domane Wachau, then admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, then look for gifts at Wein & Wachau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melk tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Positano to Melk. Traveling from Positano in May, expect nights in Melk to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Balatonfured.

Things to do in Melk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durnstein, Wachau Valley
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Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wein & Wachau ©
Wein & Wachau

2
nights
Balatonfured, Hungary

Balatonfured ©
Balatonfüred is a popular resort town in Veszprém county, in Hungary, with a population of 13,000, situated on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Liliomkert Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at King Christ Roman Catholic Parish Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tagore Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Brazay-KalandPart, don't miss a visit to Kossuth Lajos Drinking Hall, then stop by Tihanyi Levendula Manufaktura, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and finally learn about all things military at Kinizsi Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Balatonfured trip maker .

Getting from Melk to Balatonfured by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Balatonfured

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Cave, Kinizsi Castle, Liliomkert Market, Tihanyi Levendula Manufaktura
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Tagore Promenade ©
Tagore Promenade
Tihanyi Levendula Manufaktura ©
Tihanyi Levendula Manufaktura
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to City Park Városliget and Roman Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market Hall and Vaci Street. The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Balatonfured to Budapest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Outdoors Historic Sites Spas
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Thermal Spas
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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