41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Split, Croatia
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Ios, Greece
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Milos, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  8​h 30​min
8
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Anacapri, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
11
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
12
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planning website .

Barcelona, Spain to Nice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland

8
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik), Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Split route builder website .

Fly from Nice to Split in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Gaspina mlinica, Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 9:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
On the 9th (Wed), wander the streets of Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip builder tool .

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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.
Take a break from Mykonos Town with a short trip to Portara in Naxos Town, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Mykonos Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Mykonos Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Portara, Panormos Beach
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

2
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri route site .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ios.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vlychada Beach, Venetsanos Winery
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

few
hours
Ios, Greece

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Chora Museum, Ios and then kick back and relax at Manganari Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ios day trip planning tool .

Drive from Akrotiri to Ios in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milos.

Things to do in Ios

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach

3
nights
Milos, Greece

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Milos is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pollonia Beach, examine the collection at Milos Mining Museum, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Milos travel route planner .

Drive from Ios to Milos in 5 hours. September in Milos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach

3
nights
Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sorrento: Pompeii (Pompeii Archaeological Park, Forum, & more). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Cataldo, make a trip to Piazza Tasso, and enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Milos to Sorrento in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Milos to Sorrento is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Anacapri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pompeii, La Masseria Farm Experience
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Food Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri

3
nights
Anacapri, Italy

Anacapri
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Anacapri is known for nature, museums, historic sites, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, tour the pleasant surroundings at I Faraglioni, appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, and Head underground at White Grotta.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anacapri trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Sorrento to Anacapri by car takes about 3 hours. September in Anacapri sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Capri
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone
White Grotta ©
White Grotta

2
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.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Grado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, cool off at Fornillo, then look for gifts at Nana' Positano, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip builder website .

You can drive from Anacapri to Positano in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Torre di Grado
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

3
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi is known for historic sites, museums, adventure, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amalfi tour itinerary site .

Amalfi is very close to Positano. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Parrocchia San Giovanni
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Speed Boats Tours
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Hofkirche, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, don't miss a visit to Sechselautenplatz, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Amalfi to Zurich takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Amalfi in September, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Zurich to Munich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Munich are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

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hours
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder tool .

Getting from Munich to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Munich in October, with lows around 9°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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