43 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Milazzo, Ferry to Stromboli
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Stromboli, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the landmark architecture of Clarence House, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

Before you visit London, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, visit Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

Before you visit Barcelona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Catania.
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Catania, Italy — 3 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Catania is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Mt Etna, make a trip to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Catania trip maker website.

Getting from Barcelona to Catania by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.
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Syracuse, Italy — 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Centro Storico (in Noto) and Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Ortigia Island Excursion, explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and ponder the design of Fonte Aretusa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Syracuse trip planner.

Getting from Catania to Syracuse by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stromboli.
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Stromboli, Italy — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vincenzo, then contemplate the geological forces at Stromboli Volcano, then kick back and relax at Ficogrande, and finally learn more about the world around you at Centro Visitatori INGV. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): go for a walk through Ginostra and then get outside with Strombolicchio.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Stromboli road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Syracuse to Stromboli takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Stromboli can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Gennaro, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Naples route planner.

Getting from Stromboli to Naples by ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stromboli in September, plan for little chillier nights in Naples, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 15th (Fri).
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Rome, Italy — 5 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, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome visit planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), you're off to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 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.
When in Milan, make a side trip to see Villa del Balbianello in Tremezzina, approximately Tremezzina away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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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 (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

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

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Third Man Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip builder website.

Fly from Venice to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in September; daily highs in Vienna reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 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: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), make a trip to Marienplatz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

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Getting from Vienna to Munich by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Sicily travel guide

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The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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