19 days in Europe & Machu Picchu Itinerary

19 days in Europe & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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19 days in Europe & Machu Picchu Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + Drive:  28​h
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Umschlagplatz, then see the interesting displays at Pawiak Prison Museum, then wander the streets of Praga Polnoc, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinball Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Czersk Castle (Zamek Czersk), steep yourself in history at Muzeum w Nieborowie i Arkadii. Oddział Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Steel Figures, and finally see the interesting displays at Photoplasticon.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Warsaw is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Warsaw. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muzeum w Nieborowie i Arkadii. Oddział Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie, Gallery of Steel Figures, Czersk Castle (Zamek Czersk)
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1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): wander the streets of Osiedle Giszowiec, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Krzysztofory Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Polonia Wax Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location, then step into the grandiose world of Wisnicz Castle Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Kopalnia Soli Bochnia.

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Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location, Wisnicz Castle Museum, Osiedle Giszowiec, Jewish Museum and Synagogue, Kopalnia Soli Bochnia
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Osiedle Giszowiec ©
Osiedle Giszowiec
Wisnicz Castle Museum ©
Wisnicz Castle Museum
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia ©
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia

3
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.
Let the collections at National Museum of Natural History and Memorial De La Shoah capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ile Saint-Louis and Chateau of Vincennes. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, test your problem-solving skills at Mystery Escape, stroll around Parc du Champ de Mars, and take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Paris vacation planner.

Fly from Krakow to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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Atelier des Lumieres ©
Atelier des Lumieres
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
1st Arrondissement ©
1st Arrondissement

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at The Museum of Piping and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Michael's Parish Church and The Tenement House. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gladstone's Land, see the interesting displays at Museum on the Mound, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Margaret's Catholic Church, and take an in-depth tour of People's Story.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip builder tool .

Getting from Paris to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Edinburgh is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Glasgow, St. Michael's Parish Church
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People's Story ©
People's Story
The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House
Museum on the Mound ©
Museum on the Mound

5
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Intipuncu and Winay Wayna. For shopping fun, head to Mercado de Artesanias or Machu Picchu market adjacent to the train station. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Choquequirao Archeological Park, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, test the waters at Samay Spa, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Edinburgh to Machu Picchu in 28 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, flight, and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park

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