33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
subway:  15​min
3
Vatican City, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Adelaide, Australia

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online travel planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Venice is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a subway to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexander VII.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Vatican City road trip planning tool .

Vatican City is very close to Rome. In December, daytime highs in Vatican City are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Walking tours

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip website .

Take a train from Vatican City to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milan day trip website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Milan to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grindelwald vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Milan to Grindelwald in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Zurich road trip planning tool .

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our London road trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Venture out of the city with trips to The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), The Roman Baths (in Bath) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, get outside with The Cotswold Range, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cheltenham trip maker app .

Traveling by car from London to Cheltenham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cirencester, Cotswolds Distillery, The Roman Baths, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Chavenage House
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Cheltenham to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cheltenham in December since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 2°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stewart Brewing ©
Stewart Brewing
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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