33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  27 h
1
Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
Subway + Train:  3 h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 1st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ravello holiday builder .

Sydney, Australia to Ravello is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, you will find days in Ravello are colder (17°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Chiesa dell'Annunziata
Highlights from your plan
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Galleria Borghese and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome travel route site .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

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Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (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
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza 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 Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Do some cultural sightseeing at Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Step out of Brussels to go to Bruges and see Historic Centre of Brugge, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, 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. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
You'll explore and learn at Lobkowicz Palace and Strahov Monastery. Explore hidden gems such as Lesser Town and Spanish Synagogue. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the views from Charles Bridge, explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Prague is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Albertina and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Halaszbastya and Dohány Street Synagogue. Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

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You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Areas of Istanbul and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Istanbul sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

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