27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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, admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vienna journey planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect Vienna to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by SUMSUM Amsterdam, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, then get your game on at Museumphoto, and finally get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

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You can fly from Vienna to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vienna in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Amsterdam, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then make a trip to Grand Place, and then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then examine the collection at Atomium, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip website .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), take a stroll through Alfama, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from London to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

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
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 21st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence planning tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Florence reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

6
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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome tour planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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