32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Escape the urban bustle at Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour website .

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 January, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piazza del Campo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Limbo Art Gallery and Galleria FirenzeArtfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Duomo di Siena, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence route planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Florence sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Île de la Cité. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and BOZAR Centre for Fine Artsfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Atomium, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): wander the streets of Leidseplein, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stop by SUMSUM Amsterdam, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam journey builder .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 Prague Castle and Prasna brana. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at StaromEstske namEsti and NaFilM: National film museum. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Svateho Vita, examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague travel app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) 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
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) and Albertina. Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade).

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

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
For shopping fun, head to Andrassy Avenue or Vaci Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest sightseeing planning tool .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Istanbul Modern. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in February: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 11°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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