21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Appreciate the collections at Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cupola di San Pietro and Vatican Museums. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip app .

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. Traveling from Sydney to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel route planning tool .

Fly from Rome to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Zurich reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

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
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churchill War Rooms and Buckingham Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the London online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum). Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Grote Markt (in Haarlem). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grote Markt, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some historical perspective at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Topography of Terror and Pergamonmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Berlin travel website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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