28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Appenzell, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church) and Combe Mill (in Long Hanborough). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London day trip app .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to London is minus 10 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in London hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Burford, Combe Mill
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

6
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.
Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Groeningemuseum, & more), Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent) and Antwerp (Chocolate Nation & Sint-Jacob Antwerpen). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, explore the galleries of Maison d'Erasme, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip app .

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Antwerp, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Limmatquai are in your itinerary. Museum Rietberg and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), examine the collection at Zoological Museum, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, then see the interesting displays at Zeughaus Teufen, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, then examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Appenzell trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. In April in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Landsgemeindeplatz, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Zeughaus Teufen
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Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell

6
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 some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Museo del Precinema, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, & more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Appenzell to Venice with the Route module. Traveling from Appenzell in April, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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