27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
8
Durness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Lochinver, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Gairloch, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Do your shopping at Soqquadro APS and Via Condotti. Attractions like Palatine Hill and Trevi Fountain make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, get a taste of the local shopping with I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Uffizi Galleries and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Florence Shop 4 It and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Change things up with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip site .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then browse the exhibits of Casa dei Tre Oci, then get a taste of the local shopping with ar33studio, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Vittorio Costantini Workshop, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Venice road trip app .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

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

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 13th (Mon), explore the galleries of The Powder Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation planner .

Fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in April, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Haidhausen, take in nature's colorful creations at Schloss Nymphenburg, and then stroll around English Garden. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Deutsches Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and then hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munich journey planning website .

Fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at ARTIS, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam attractions planning website .

You can fly from Munich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel route builder app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Durness.

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

1
night
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Durness Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Balnakeil Craft Village, and then stroll through Balnakeil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics, kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castle Varrich, then delve into the distant past at Dun Dornaigil Broch, and finally view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durness trip planner .

You can drive from Paris to Durness in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Durness is minus 1 hour. In April, Durness is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dun Dornaigil Broch, Castle Varrich, Sandwood Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

1
night
Lochinver, United Kingdom

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lochinver trip builder .

Traveling by car from Durness to Lochinver takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lochinver are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Ardvreck Castle
Highlights from your plan
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle

3
nights
Gairloch, United Kingdom

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Mellon Udrigle Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Beinn Alligin, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gairloch Heritage Museum, stop by Perfume Studio, then brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, and finally kick back and relax at Red Point Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gairloch trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Gairloch takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aultbea, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Red Point Beach, Beinn Alligin, Perfume Studio
Highlights from your plan
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum

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