23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or Leidseplein. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app .

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then make a trip to Grand Place, and then see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, then examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip app .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Brussels sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Diseno Propio. Artesania., admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder tool .

Getting from Brussels to Madrid by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in March; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning tool .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in March, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, look for gifts at M.G. Design, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, stroll through Nymphenburg Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich attractions planner.

You can fly from Florence to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in March, things will get a bit cooler in Munich: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online route planner .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Bring the kids along to Schonbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip builder app .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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