26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Wed), wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Venice to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) 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
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online holiday maker .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris online attractions planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Paris is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Old Town Square, get great views at Petřín, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and take a stroll through Mala strana.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary website .

Getting from Paris to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To find out how to plan a trip to Budapest, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

Make your Istanbul itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in December, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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