19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence road trip tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
On the 12th (Sat), make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Rome journey maker website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online tour planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta da Regaleira, then pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll around Hyde Park, and make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London journey builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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 23rd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vondelpark and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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