24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
9
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Rumeli Fortress. Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Ortakoy, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-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 Eastern European Time is minus 7 hours. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Budapest, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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 (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town, stroll through The Vrtba Garden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Prague route planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in May, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
On the 17th (Sun), visit The Jordaan, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then wander the streets of Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally explore the galleries of Ca' d'Oro.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visit Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido Capo di Conca for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Museo della Carta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Miniaci Art Gallery & Fornillo).

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in May, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Scala, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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