53 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
2
Ios, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
14
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
Fly
15
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
16
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
17
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally look for gifts at Mytho. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and then stroll through Ornos Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mykonos Town, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ios.
more
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Ios, Greece — 2 nights

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 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Tris Klissies, then kick back and relax at Manganari Beach, and then stroll through Ag. Theodoti Beach. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archeologiko Mousio Iou, then make a trip to La Tomba di Omero, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Gialos Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ios trip itinerary maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Ios in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ios can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.
more
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then browse the exhibits of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Olympus Senses, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach.

Planning Fira trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Ios to Fira by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Heraklion, Greece — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules), then admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary site.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Athens.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae) and Socrates Sandals (in Nafplio). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, stop by Plaka, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens travel planner.

You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Corfu Town, Greece — 2 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of New Fortress of Corfu, pause for some photo ops at Schulenburg Statue, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, then make a trip to Spianada Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, then examine the collection at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then stop by Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop, and finally get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Positano.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Positano, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Food Tours (in Sorrento), Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's much more to do: cruise along Amalfi Coast, get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Positano trip planner.

Fly from Corfu Town to Positano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Positano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naples.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Naples, Italy — 2 nights

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 18th (Sun): explore the galleries of Galleria Borbonica, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Naples sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Rome, Italy — 4 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, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Confalonieri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in June, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Saint-Raphael, France — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then look for gifts at Catalan Bougie. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Jardin Bonaparte, race across the water with TakSea, then find something for the whole family at Aqualand Frejus, and finally get in on the family fun at Luna Park Frejus.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint-Raphael, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Paris.
more
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Paris, France — 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris online travel planner.

Fly from Saint-Raphael to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Saint-Raphael in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Munich.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Munich, Germany — 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip website.

You can fly from Paris to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, Munich is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Berlin.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
more

Crete travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
more

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
more

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
more

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
more