27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In January, Rome is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 15th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, then make a trip to Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

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

Getting from Lisbon to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In January, London is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
On the 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
On the 19th (Sun), examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Prague hover around 2°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vienna online trip builder .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the striking features of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then make a trip to Hősök tere, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip app .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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