34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Athens trip builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally stop by Mytho.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town holiday planner.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira road trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and make a trip to Palau Guell.

To find out how to plan a trip to Barcelona, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Fira to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. October in Barcelona sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Mercato Centrale.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Lupanar (in Pompeii), Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in October since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Turkey — 2 nights

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in November since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Antalya.
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Antalya, Turkey — 3 nights

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Side (Ancient Theater & Apollon Temple). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Kaleici, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, stroll around Kecili Park, and take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Goreme to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in November, things will get a bit warmer in Antalya: highs are around 25°C and lows about 12°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

Queen of Cities

Enjoy Istanbul some more: explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

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

Getting from Antalya to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Antalya in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Cappadocia travel guide

4.7
History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.
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