20 days in Western Europe, Tel Aviv & Central Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe, Tel Aviv & Central Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Western Europe, Tel Aviv & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rome is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get much hotter in Rome: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 6th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can 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
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Paris is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Ben-Gurion House and White City will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Food Tours and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Neve Tzedek.

To plan Tel Aviv vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Tel Aviv takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Tel Aviv is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get a bit warmer in Tel Aviv: highs are around 35°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then take a stroll through Old Town, and then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery). Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner .

Fly from Tel Aviv to Zurich in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Zurich. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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.
Westminster Abbey and Tower of London will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, admire the landmark architecture of Clarence House, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Zurich to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to London is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in London are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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