29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Rumeli Fortress will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Istanbul, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
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.
Do your shopping at Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Matthias Church and Liberty Statue. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and don't miss a visit to Hősök tere.

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

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, Budapest is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get outdoors at Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Ravello and Le Vigne di Raito. When in Ravello, make a side trip to see Kayaking & Canoeing in Positano, approximately 52 minutes away.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ravello journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Budapest to Ravello takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in August, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Vietri sul Mare
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Popular historic sites such as Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Forum of Augustus, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

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

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Visit Piazza San Marco and St Mark's Campanile for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Katedrala Svateho Vita and StaromEstske namEsti. Get some historical perspective at Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Paris to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

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
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Get some cultural insight at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Visit Savior on the Spilled Blood and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Choral Synagogue.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg route builder tool .

You can fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. Traveling from Prague in September, you will find days in St. Petersburg are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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