26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + train + bus:  28​h
1
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido Capo di Conca. Visit Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Le Vigne di Raito in Vietri sul Mare (about 44 minutes away).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Ravello is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Ravello. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Ravello to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Conca dei Marini, Spiaggia Di Minori, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Le Vigne di Raito, Spiaggia di Atrani
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries. Bring the kids along to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence online route planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Kids will enjoy Doge's Palace and Ponte di Rialto. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Visit Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris route planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in July, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, explore the historical opulence of Amalienborg, then take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, and finally see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rosenborg Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, and then wander the streets of Stroeget.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen route maker website .

You can fly from Paris to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Fisherman's Bastion and Vaci Street. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matthias Church and Liberty Statue. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest journey planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in July; daily highs in Budapest reach 33°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, explore the galleries of Rumeli Fortress, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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