42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Turkey

— 4 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.
Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip maker website.

Melbourne, Australia to Goreme is an approximately 27.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, visit Ortakoy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 4th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: visit Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

To plan Dubrovnik vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Istanbul to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Istanbul to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 4 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and admire the striking features of Church Sveti Petar.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Hvar, Croatia

— 4 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 13th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Spanish Fortress, make a trip to The Harbour of Hvar, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and head off the coast to Jerolim.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. In July in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Split online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to PlayVR Lloret (in Lloret de Mar) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Split to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Ibiza Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, get outside with Navegar en Formentera, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Beach Ibiza.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid journey website.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Ibiza Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Fira, Greece

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, stroll through Red Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

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

Getting from Madrid to Fira by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 4 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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and stroll through Panormos Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town holiday app.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Cappadocia travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
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.

Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Ibiza travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Nightlife · Outdoor Activities
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.

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.

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.