22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney, Australia

5
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.
Kids will enjoy ARTIS and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Step off the beaten path and head to Efteling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Hervormde Kerk (in Callantsoog) and De Hoge Berg (in Oudeschild). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at Body Worlds, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam travel route planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Amsterdam, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Oudeschild, Efteling, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Zaanse Schans, Hervormde Kerk
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Efteling ©
Efteling
ARTIS ©
ARTIS

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Step off the beaten path and head to Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Evora (Tou c'os Azeites & Centro Historico de Evora) and Obidos Village (in Obidos). Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Livraria Ler Devagar, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Obidos Village
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Food Tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

5
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.
Attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Orvieto and Museo Geologico e delle Frane. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Civita di Bagnoregio in Civita di Bagnoregio--about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lisbon to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Museo Geologico e delle Frane, Civita di Bagnoregio, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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