52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
6
San Teodoro, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Corfu Town, Greece
— 5 nights
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
10
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
11
Rethymnon, Greece
— 5 nights

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and Wine Tours & Tastings. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Faust Wine Cellar and Budapest Pinball Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom), Beach (in Tiszakecske) and Koros Torok Sandy Beach (in Csongrad). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest visit planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Budapest is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Budapest is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Tagore Promenade, Beach, Koros Torok Sandy Beach
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 8:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Campo del Ghetto. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Portovenere. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazzale Michelangelo and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Portovenere, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Duomo di Pisa
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Cassino (Monte Cassino & Montecassinosouvenir). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome attractions planning site.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cassino, Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Prince's Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Marché de la Condamine, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Charles Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Larvotto Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Monte-Carlo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Monte-Carlo hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Prince's Palace
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
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Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo

3
nights
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Relax by the water at Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Step off the beaten path and head to Lu Impostu Beach and Spiaggia di Budoni. Explore San Teodoro's surroundings by going to Tenute Olbios (in Olbia), Cala Sassari (in Golfo Aranci) and Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, see the interesting displays at Sa Dommo e sos Corraine - Casa Museo di Orgosolo, have fun and explore at Museo MATer, and contemplate the long history of Murals of Orgosolo.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, taxi, ferry, and bus from Monte-Carlo to San Teodoro in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, ferry, and bus. While traveling from Monte-Carlo, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Teodoro, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Olbia, Orgosolo, Museo MATer, Spiaggia di Budoni, Cala Sassari
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
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Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo

4
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get some cultural insight at Santuario Santa Rosalia and Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palazzo Conte Federico and Palazzo Mirto. Change things up with a short trip to Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima in Siculiana Marina (about 2 hours away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, see the interesting displays at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and steep yourself in history at San Giuseppe dei Teatini.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Teodoro to Palermo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima, Chiesa di San Domenico
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
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Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima ©
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico

5
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Head to Icon Gallery and Mezzo Mezzofor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach, Rovinia Beach, &more), St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Marathias Beach (in Marathias). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Bataria Beach, pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial of Corfu, and examine the collection at Casa Parlante.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town trip itinerary app.

Getting from Palermo to Corfu Town by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Palermo to Corfu Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Kassiopi, Pelekas Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach, Marathias Beach
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach

5
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.
Little Venice and Naos tou Apollona - Portara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Elia Beach and Ftelia Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Temple of Demeter (in Sangri), Chalkio (Fish & Olive & Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki) and Alyko Beach (in Pirgaki). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and do a tasting at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town tour planner.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Corfu Town in July, plan for slightly colder days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Naxos, Chalkio, Temple of Demeter, Kapari Beach, Panormos Beach
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

5
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll get in some beach time at Perissa Black Sand Beach and Red Beach. Head to MATI Art Gallery and the White, Santorinifor plenty of shopping. Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see La Ponta, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, do a tasting at Gavalas Winery, stroll through Kamari Beach, and see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fira holiday website.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Pyrgos, Kamari, Megalochori
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

5
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of Arkadi and Douloufakis Winery. Shop till you drop at mariannas and Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Manousakis Winery (in Vatolakkos), Heraklion Archaeological Museum (in Heraklion) and Monastery Savvathiana (in Rodia). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, experience rural life at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, and admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum of Crete.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rethymnon trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Rethymnon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Heraklion, Manousakis Winery, Damnoni Beach, Monastery Savvathiana, Greek National Football Museum
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach

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