33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Milos, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
6
Athens, Greece
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Visit Trani Ammouda Beach and Kallitheas Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Byzantine Culture and Seikilo. Step out of Thessaloniki to go to Vergina and see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, wander the streets of Ladadika District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 38°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Kallitheas Beach, Trani Ammouda Beach
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Kallitheas Beach ©
Kallitheas Beach
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), stroll through Super Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Paraga Beach, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Little Venice and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner .

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Thessaloniki in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Paraga Beach
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Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally stop by Oneiro Jewelry.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Art Space, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

4
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Art Park Rhodes and Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights). Village of Lindos and Medieval City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Lindos (Acropolis of Lindos & Lindos Beach). On the 28th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, stroll through Anthony Quinn Bay, take an in-depth tour of Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, and get into the urban bustle at Kallithea Springs.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Rhodes Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Milos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Faliraki, Kallithea Springs, Art Park Rhodes
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

1
night
Milos, Greece

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Firiplaka Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleftiko Beach. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Milos Mining Museum, stop by Faskomilo, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos, then step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Milos, and finally stroll through Paliochori Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milos route planner .

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Milos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Milos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Paliochori Beach ©
Paliochori Beach
Venetian Castle of Milos ©
Venetian Castle of Milos

few
hours
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. You will leave for Mykonos Town on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Matthias Church and Halaszbastya. Escape the urban bustle at Palatinus Strandfürdő and Roman Beach. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), shop like a local with Vaci Street, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in July: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Quinta da Regaleira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire the local landmark of Rossio Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Lisbon by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Budapest to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Batllo and Galeria La Lesia. Visit El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia for their historical value. Spend the 9th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and kick back and relax at Barceloneta Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): stroll through La Concha Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lance and Malone Art Shop, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull, and finally explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect San Sebastian - Donostia to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Gran Via. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado San Miguel and Barrio de Salamanca. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Casco Historico de Toledo in Toledo, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Retiro Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Rio Creative Art Center, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

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Traveling by flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Casco Historico de Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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