53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 13 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry to Split, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Milos, Greece
— 9 nights
Ferry
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Ios, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry to Piraeus, Taxi to Athens
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Athens, Greece
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London, United Kingdom — 13 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Bourton-on-the-Water (Hawkstone Brewery & Cotswold Motoring Museum) and Coda Falconry (in Hounslow). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary tool.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in London: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat and then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Edinburgh hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Village de Mougins (in Mougins) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli, &more), Portovenere (in Porto Venere) and Lucca (Piazza Anfiteatro & Le mura di Lucca). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and visit Boccadasse.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre attractions planner.

Drive from Nice to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cinque Terre, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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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.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hvar.
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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.
Hvar is known for sightseeing, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanish Fortress, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, and kick back and relax at Mlini Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hvar trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Milan to Hvar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Hvar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Hvar to Budapest in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, Budapest is slightly colder than Hvar - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Milos.
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Milos, Greece — 9 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Milos side-trips: Kimolos (Prassa Beach & Arzantiera). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Oneiro Milos, examine the collection at Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos - Church of the Holy Trinity, enjoy the sand and surf at Sarakiniko Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalogries Beach.

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You can fly from Budapest to Milos in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Milos. Traveling from Budapest in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Milos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ios.
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Ios, Greece — 4 nights

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Ios is known for beaches, nightlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church, kick back and relax at Manganari Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archeologiko Mousio Iou, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gialos Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ios day trip planner.

Getting from Milos to Ios by ferry takes about 4 hours. In July in Ios, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ios to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Ios in July, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). You'll set off for home on the 21st (Fri).
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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