31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Bentler Tabiat Parki. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Istanbul is minus 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 6th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Istanbul to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in May, with highs in Zurich at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monumento a Dante Alighieri, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online travel route planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in May: highs in Florence hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Catacombe di San Callisto and Pantheon. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome online tour planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip maker app .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Church of Our Lady of Laeken. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Studio Baxton. Step out of Brussels with an excursion to Chocolate Nation in Antwerp--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and explore the galleries of Atomium.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chocolate Nation
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Holy Blood and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges online route planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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.
Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jewish Museum in Prague and St. George's Basilica. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, admire the striking features of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bruges to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), don't miss a visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

Make your Vienna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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