26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7​h 15​min
4
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  7​h
5
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Perth, Australia

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, then take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online trip builder .

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Visit Duomo di Monreale and Tempio di Segesta for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Selinunte Archaeological Park and Duomo di Cefalu. Change things up with a short trip to Piazza del Duomo in Cefalu (about 56 minutes away). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo and admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Palermo road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Palermo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Palermo due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cefalu, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Duomo di Monreale, Tempio di Segesta
Highlights from your plan
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Duomo di Siena. Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Pisa and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Piazza del Campo (in Siena), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

2
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau Royal d'Amboise and Chateau de Chambord. Get a sense of the local culture at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Chateau de Cheverny. Step out of Amboise to go to Blois and see Chateau Royal de Blois, which is approximately 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amboise itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Florence to Amboise takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in July, things will get little chillier in Amboise: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau de Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

3
nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Discover out-of-the-way places like Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Osborne House and Corfe Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to House of Chilli (in Branstone) and Model Village Gardens & Cafe (in Corfe Castle). There's more to do: examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum and brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth itinerary planner .

Getting from Amboise to Portsmouth by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amboise in July, you will find days in Portsmouth are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Osborne House, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, House of Chilli, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Highlights from your plan
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Osborne House ©
Osborne House

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Longleat and The Roman Baths. The Tank Museum and St Fagans National Museum of History will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol (about 42 minutes away). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip app .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Longleat, St Fagans National Museum of History, The Tank Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Appreciate the collections at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and National Railway Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Whitby Abbey and Beamish Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, wander the streets of York Shambles, and take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

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Drive from Bath to York in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Beamish Museum, Whitby Abbey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Highlights from your plan
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosslyn Chapel and The Real Mary King's Close. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stirling Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Glasgow and see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip planning app .

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from York in July, you will find days in Edinburgh are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 29th (Wed), stroll around Vigelandsparken, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, then examine the collection at Fram Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oslo tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Oslo is 1 hour. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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