21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Ruthin, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Kinbane Castle (in Ballycastle) and Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (in Ballintoy). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and contemplate the long history of Parliament Buildings.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Belfast trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Belfast is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Belfast, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Belfast are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinbane Castle, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline
Walking tours

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Spire, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then walk around St Stephens Green.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin planner .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ruthin.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
Ruthin, United Kingdom

Ruthin ©
Ruthin is the county town of Denbighshire in north Wales. On the 12th (Sat), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get engrossed in the history at Ruthin Gaol, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Peter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Ruthin Craft Centre, explore the historical opulence of Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Eliseg's Pillar.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ruthin trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Dublin to Ruthin in 4.5 hours. September in Ruthin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ruthin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Bodelwyddan Castle & Park
Highlights from your plan
Ruthin Gaol ©
Ruthin Gaol
River Rafting & Tubing
Bodelwyddan Castle & Park ©
Bodelwyddan Castle & Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): wander the streets of Montmartre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing planning site .

Drive from Ruthin to Paris in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ruthin to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from Ruthin in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, get your game on at VR GameHouse Amsterdam, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
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 21st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Venice is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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