29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 7 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Lion Monument) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

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You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Venice, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and finally identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Positano online itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Positano, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 4 nights

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Change things up with a short trip to Villa di Poppea in Torre Annunziata (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giorgio, explore the world behind art at Museo della Ceramica Alfonso Tafuri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Salerno day trip site.

You can drive from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 1 night

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 11th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Salerno to Mykonos Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Salerno to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oia.
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Oia, Greece — 2 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then stop by Epilekton, and then awaken your taste buds at Kallisti Tours. On your second day here, make a trip to Oia's Main Street, view the masterpieces at Oria Art Gallery, then do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Oia trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Oia are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 7 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

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Fira is just a stone's throw from Oia. January in Fira sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to home.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Mykonos travel guide

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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

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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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