22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome holiday website .

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 moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Rome hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Food Tours
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Duomo. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Florence sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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 9th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In November, Paris is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then put a fun spin on your tour with Mystery City Games, then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam route maker tool .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Prague travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Beer Tastings & Tours
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then make a trip to Hősök tere, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

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

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Suleymaniye Cami and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), make a trip to Hippodrome (At Meydani), admire the striking features of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar), and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. When traveling from Budapest in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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