17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
Visit Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome trip builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for colder days in Rome, with highs around 16°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the activities along English Garden, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then take a stroll through Haidhausen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip builder .

You can fly from Florence to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Munich reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower. On the next day, wander the streets of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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Fly from Munich to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Paris is a bit warmer than Munich - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, then contemplate the waterfront views at Singel, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip builder website .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
On the 9th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche Wien, then don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

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

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get a bit cooler in Vienna: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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