27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Dublin, Ireland
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ravello, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Salzburg, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 29th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), then make a trip to Our Saviour's Church, and finally get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Kastellet, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, explore the galleries of Amalienborg, then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Copenhagen. In July, Copenhagen is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 31st (Wed), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around St Stephens Green, then stroll around Phoenix Park, and then head outdoors with Celtic Rider.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin travel planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Gloucester.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Gloucester, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church, kick your exploration up a notch at Head 4 Heights Waterpark, then steep yourself in history at Chavenage House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, and finally get outside with The Cotswold Range. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and then surround yourself with nature on Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Gloucester trip website.

You can fly from Dublin to Gloucester in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Dublin in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gloucester, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Gloucester

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gloucester to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gloucester to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gloucester in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Belém Tower, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in August since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ravello, Italy

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Get in touch with nature at Fornillo and Speed Boats Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Kayaking & Canoeing, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca.

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You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Ravello hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder site.

You can fly from Ravello to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Ravello in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, and finally explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Salzburg at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Maria Am Gestade for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums