58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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Epernay, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Reims, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
Drive
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Versailles, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Fly to Toulouse, Train to Carcassonne Center
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Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly to Santorini, Bus to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Santorini, Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
Taxi to Rhodes, Ferry to Marmaris
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Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Canakkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Edirne, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Epernay, France

— 1 night

Capital of Champagne

Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Champagne Philippe Martin, learn about winemaking at Champagne Joseph Desruets, then stop by Champagne Barnaut, and finally do a tasting at Champagne De Castellane. On the next day, look for gifts at Le Chocolat d'Emmanuel Briet, then learn about all things military at Réunion des Musées Nationaux et Grand Palais, and then look for gifts at Au 36.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Epernay using our trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Epernay is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Epernay. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Epernay to be a bit cooler, around 4°C, while days are much colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Epernay

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Reims, France

— 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Place Drouet-d'Erlon and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, then take an in-depth tour of Caverne du Dragon, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reims road trip planning app.

You can drive from Epernay to Reims in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In November in Reims, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Latin Quarter. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris to go to Maincy and see Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Le Marais, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

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

Take a train from Reims to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Versailles, France

— 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Versailles planning app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, examine the collection at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, and then stop by A La Marquise de Presles.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. November in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Carcassonne Center, France

— 1 night
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gimer Church, and finally examine the collection at Musee de L'Inquisition.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Carcassonne Center in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Avignon, France

— 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Espace Van Gogh, admire the masterpieces at Musee Reattu, then browse for treasures at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais, then browse the exhibits of Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, and finally don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Avignon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and The Panier. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cours Mirabeau. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Notre Dame de Beauvoir (in Moustiers Sainte-Marie), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Paul Cezanne’s Studio (in Aix-en-Provence). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, look for gifts at Trois Fenetres, and get a taste of the local shopping with Les Terrasses du Port.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marseille vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice trip maker site.

You can fly from Marseille to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in November, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. You will leave for Florence on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria and then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, browse the different shops at The Mall, and then take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then shop like a local with Via Condotti. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Valletta.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valletta, Malta

— 4 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Lascaris War Rooms and Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Artitude Gallery and The Silversmith's Shop. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, take in the history at Saluting Battery, browse the different shops at The Point Shopping Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Valletta trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Valletta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Valletta at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parthenon and Plaka. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion for their historical value. Step out of Athens to go to Sounio and see Temple of Poseidon, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, visit Monastiraki, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Valletta in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Athens, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Oia, Greece

— 3 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally take in the exciting artwork at MATI Art Gallery. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Eponymo, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, and finally steep yourself in history at The Castle of St Nicholas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oia online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Oia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Lindos, Greece

— 3 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 14th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, then stop by Natura Rodos, and finally stop by Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lindos travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Oia to Lindos takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Marmaris, Turkey

— 2 nights
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery and then look for gifts at Latina Goldsmiths. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, then look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, then look for gifts at Simons Diamonds, and finally explore the ancient world of Carian rock tombs.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marmaris trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Lindos to Marmaris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lindos to Marmaris. Traveling from Lindos in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Marmaris, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Bodrum City, Turkey

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 19th (Tue), kick back and relax at Bitez Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City online itinerary planner.

Getting from Marmaris to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Marmaris in December, Bodrum City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Selcuk, Turkey

— 2 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, and finally explore the ancient world of The Basilica of Saint John.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Selcuk road trip planning tool.

Getting from Bodrum City to Selcuk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Selcuk is slightly colder than Bodrum City - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Canakkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping

Canakkale, Turkey

— 2 nights
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
On the 22nd (Fri), learn about all things military at Military Marine Museum, steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, brush up on your military savvy at Gallipoli Battle Museum, then look for gifts at Suvla Wine Etc, and finally look for gifts at Amadeus Sarapcilik / Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in the history at Gallipoli Battlefield, then kick back and relax at Kabatepe Kumsali, and then take in the history at Troy (Truva).

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Canakkale attractions planning website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Canakkale in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. December in Canakkale sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Edirne, Turkey

— 3 nights
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. On the 24th (Sun), examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex, then learn about all things military at Balkan War Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Selimiye Arasta Carsisi. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Margi Outlet, pause for some serene contemplation at Bulgarian church of Sweti George, examine the collection at Edirne Archeology Museum, then explore the world behind art at Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque.

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

You can drive from Canakkale to Edirne in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sultanahmet District and Hagia Sophia Mosque. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, stop by Mısır Çarşısı, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

Discover how to plan a Istanbul trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods