31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Hydra, Greece
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h
5
Kusadasi, Turkey
— 1 day
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  3​h 30​min
7
Chania Town, Greece
— 1 day
+3
Fly + subway + foot + bus:  10​h 15​min
8
Olympia, Greece
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
9
Messina, Italy
— 1 day
ferry + train:  5​h 15​min
10
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
11
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
12
Livorno, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
13
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h
14
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
15
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
16
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
17
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
18
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Athens trip simple and quick.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Athens to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Plateia Syntagmatos ©
Plateia Syntagmatos

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thessaloniki: Edessa Waterfalls (in Edessa), Nikiti (Kalogria Beach & Sofronios Basilica) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, and appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki journey planning website .

Getting from Athens to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nikiti, Kayaking & Canoeing, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Edessa Waterfalls, The Castle of Kavala
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

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Hydra, Greece

Hydra ©
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harriets Hydra Horses, and then kick back and relax at Saint Nicholas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, make a trip to Mount Eros Hydra, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bisti Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hydra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thessaloniki to Hydra. Traveling from Thessaloniki in July, Hydra is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hydra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra ©
Mount Eros Hydra ©
Mount Eros Hydra

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): wander the streets of Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Athens. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Athens

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

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Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Dilek National Park, then explore the ancient world of Panionion, then explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ladies Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kusadasi online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Athens to Kusadasi by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Kusadasi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bibliotheque de Celsus
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Dilek National Park ©
Dilek National Park
Ladies Beach ©
Ladies Beach

1
night
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fira travel planner .

Getting from Kusadasi to Fira by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Kusadasi in August, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Akrotiri
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, and then see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chania Town online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Chania Town

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Kremasti, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympia tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chania Town to Olympia takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Chania Town in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Olympia, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Messina.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Monastery of Kremasti
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

1
day
Messina, Italy

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo del Tesoro di San Placido, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, then don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally make a trip to La Vara.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Messina day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympia to Messina with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Olympia in August, Messina is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Messina

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo del Tesoro di San Placido ©
Museo del Tesoro di San Placido

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Naples driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Messina to Naples takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Messina in August, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Naples. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

1
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Livorno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Livorno, Italy

Livorno ©
Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the gorgeous colors at Costiera di Calafuria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Montenero, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Acquario di Livorno, and finally don't miss a visit to Terrazza Mascagni.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Livorno online trip builder .

Getting from Rome to Livorno by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Livorno, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Livorno

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Acquario di Livorno ©
Acquario di Livorno
Santuario di Montenero ©
Santuario di Montenero
Terrazza Mascagni ©
Terrazza Mascagni

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo attractions planning tool .

Getting from Livorno to Monte-Carlo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Livorno, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Monte-Carlo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prince's Palace, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, then don't miss a visit to Peine del Viento, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then take a stroll through Parte Vieja, and then make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in San Sebastian - Donostia hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

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Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, take a stroll through Casco Viejo, snap pictures at White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bilbao day trip tool .

Traveling by bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bilbao are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Bilbao

Fun & Games Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Room Escape Games
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 19th (Wed), take a stroll through Belém Tower and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bilbao to Lisbon. Traveling from Bilbao in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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