53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Calvi, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Porto-Vecchio, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bamberg, Germany
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 10 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
nights
Calvi, France

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Popular historic sites such as Citadelle de Calvi and Ile-Rousse Light House are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Ghignu and Ostriconi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Calvi side-trips: Plage de Bodri (in Corbara), Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Aregno) and Genoise Tower (in Porto). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aregno Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Bussaglia, identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Calvi road trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Calvi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get warmer in Calvi: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Calvi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Corsica, Aregno Beach, Plage de l'Ostriconi, Plage de Bussaglia, Plage de Ghignu
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Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Nonza Beach ©
Nonza Beach

7
nights
Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Tramulimacchia and Santa Giulia Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bonifacio Citadel and Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Iles Lavezzi & Grottes de Bonifacio) and A Tyroliana (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio). The adventure continues: stroll through Plage de Palombaggia, kick back and relax at Plage de la Tour Genoise Fautea, get outside with Destination Adrenaline, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

You can plan Porto-Vecchio trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Calvi to Porto-Vecchio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Porto-Vecchio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Zonza
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Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
Tamaricciu Beach ©
Tamaricciu Beach
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio ©
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt Pilatus and Badi Schonenbodensee. Get outdoors at Seebad Eich and Seebad Seeliken. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and stroll through Strandbad Mythenquai.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Porto-Vecchio to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Porto-Vecchio in July, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seebad Seeliken, Mt Pilatus, Badi Schonenbodensee, Seebad Eich
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Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Badi Schonenbodensee ©
Badi Schonenbodensee
Seebad Seeliken ©
Seebad Seeliken

6
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Visiting Partnachklamm and Alpseebad will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad St. Alban and Strandbad Seeon. Get out of town with these interesting Garmisch-Partenkirchen side-trips: English Garden (in Munich), Strandbad Ubersee (in Ubersee) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Linderhof Palace and steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Strandbad Ubersee, Linderhof Palace, Strandbad Seeon
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Strandbad Seeon ©
Strandbad Seeon
Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

1
night
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt and then kick back and relax at Flussbad Hainbadestelle.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bamberg online route planner .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Bamberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Bamberg

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Flussbad Hainbadestelle ©
Flussbad Hainbadestelle

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall and then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin online visit planner .

You can take a train from Bamberg to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
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Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Isola di Burano and Bagno Bambu. We've included these beaches for you: Bahia del Sole and Bagno Tamerici Dog. Venture out of the city with trips to Gallanti Beach (in Lido di Pomposa), Bagno Corallo-Beach 46 (in Lido di Spina) and Bibione (Laguna di Bibione & La spiaggia di Pluto). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Comacchio, Bibione, Bahia del Sole, Bagno Tamerici Dog, Scrovegni Chapel
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Bahia del Sole ©
Bahia del Sole
Gallanti Beach ©
Gallanti Beach
La spiaggia di Pluto ©
La spiaggia di Pluto

7
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pitti Palace and Basilica di Santa Croce. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and The Baptistery of St. John. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Bagni Etruria (in Castiglioncello), Marina di Pietrasanta (Bagno Stella Focette & Eldorado) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral). Dedicate the 12th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marina di Pietrasanta, Siena, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Bagni Etruria
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Bagno Stella Focette ©
Bagno Stella Focette
Bagni Etruria ©
Bagni Etruria
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

10
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cascata delle Marmore and Lido Riviera. Relax by the water at Point Break and Spiaggia di Torre Paola. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Maccarese (Bau Beach & Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, take a stroll through Trastevere, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome online tour planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Rome

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maccarese, Spiaggia di Torre Paola, Point Break, Duomo di Orvieto, Lido Riviera
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Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Spiaggia di Torre Paola ©
Spiaggia di Torre Paola
Point Break ©
Point Break

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