26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and make a trip to Hősök tere.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Budapest to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Paris in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our London visit planner .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Rome. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

8
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Step out of Mykonos Town to go to Delos and see Archaeological Site of Delos, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town visit planner .

You can fly from Rome to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Ornos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

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