21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  29​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
You've added Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at British Museum and don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in London reach 9°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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 20th (Wed): make a trip to Louvre Museum, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Pont Alexandre III, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dôme Sacre Coeur.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Pure Switzerland Tours & Guiding has been added to your itinerary.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Paris to Zurich in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, Zurich is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. You will leave for Venice on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Zurich

Tours

Side Trip

Pure Switzerland - Tours and Guiding
Highlights from your plan
Pure Switzerland - Tours and Guiding ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then explore the galleries of Doges' Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary maker.

Getting from Zurich to Venice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Zurich, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

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 26th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
When in Fira, make a side trip to see Perissa Black Sand Beach in Perissa, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fira travel planner.

Getting from Rome to Fira by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Rome to Fira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fira, with lows of 13°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Prague.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 31st (Sun), admire the striking features of Dancing House.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prague travel planner.

Getting from Fira to Prague by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Fira to Prague, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in December, you will find days in Prague are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Athens itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Athens by combination of subway, flight, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Athens is 1 hour. When traveling from Prague in January, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Athens: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
National Garden ©
National Garden

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