31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Perth, Australia

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion online road trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Heraklion is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Heraklion. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in July: highs in Heraklion hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and then learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach.

Before you visit Fira, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. July in Fira sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Boutari Winery, Kamari Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
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.
On the 1st (Sat), wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Elia Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 3rd (Mon), wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens journey maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Barcelona attractions planner .

Getting from Athens to Barcelona by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Barcelona. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in August, with highs in Barcelona at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
When in Ibiza Town, make a side trip to see Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Kentucky Derby, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, and head outdoors with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town travel route site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Cala Bassa, Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, Kentucky Derby
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Es Vedra ©
Es Vedra

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon route builder tool .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Lisbon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Ibiza Town in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip maker app .

Fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for colder days in Dublin, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get great views at Calton Hill, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Take a break from London with a short trip to Stonehenge in Amesbury, about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, walk around Hyde Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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