32 days in Europe & Canberra Itinerary

32 days in Europe & Canberra Itinerary

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32 days in Europe & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
8
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
9
Varenna, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
10
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
11
Canberra, Australia
— 1 night
End: Canberra, Australia

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Orvieto and Vatican City. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Civita di Bagnoregio in Civita di Bagnoregio, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

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

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Museo di Simbologia Massonica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer (in San Gimignano) and Pisa (Camposanto & Duomo di Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
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.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hospital in the Rock. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip app .

You can fly from Venice to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Venice in April, Budapest is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the galleries of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Astronomical Clock. Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and St. George's Basilica. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, take an in-depth tour of Strahov Monastery, take a stroll through Mala strana, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Prague sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Let the collections at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dystans Gallery capture your imagination. Wieliczka Salt Mine and Main Market Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and shop like a local with Cloth Hall (Sukiennice).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Krakow trip simple and quick.

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Warsaw Rising Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza). On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, then step into the grandiose world of The Royal Castle in Warsaw - Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Copernicus Science Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Warsaw travel route planning website .

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich ©
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich

1
night
Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 12th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, then contemplate the long history of Forte Montecchio Nord, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo and then get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Varenna trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Warsaw to Varenna. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Varenna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bellagio, Greenway del Lago di Como, Villa Carlotta, Castello di Vezio, Forte Montecchio Nord
Highlights from your plan
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 13th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Pavia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Varenna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vigevano, Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Certosa di Pavia
Highlights from your plan
Certosa di Pavia ©
Certosa di Pavia
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese ©
Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese

1
night
Canberra, Australia

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, contemplate the long history of Lanyon Homestead, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary app .

Getting from Milan to Canberra by combination of flight and bus takes about 28 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in May, things will get little chillier in Canberra: highs are around 19°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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