34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Chur, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Tirano, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
9
Stresa, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Perth, Australia

5
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.
Step out of London to go to Amesbury and see Stonehenge, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London attractions site .

Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to London is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Perth in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in London, with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Galway.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

6
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Ennis (The Woollen Market & Ennis Friary) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, make a trip to Quay Street, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway day trip website .

Getting from London to Galway by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, Galway is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ennis, County Clare, Cliffs of Moher, Scattery Island, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dublin online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks
Highlights from your plan
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip maker .

You can fly from Dublin to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Zurich. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
When in Lucerne, make a side trip to see Parasailing & Paragliding in Interlaken, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Chur.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Chur, Switzerland

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Bundner Kunstmuseum and then take a stroll through Old Town Chur. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chur-Brambruesch and then partake in some friendly competition at Das Magische Portal.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Chur tour planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Chur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tirano.

Things to do in Chur

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chur-Brambruesch ©
Chur-Brambruesch
Bundner Kunstmuseum ©
Bundner Kunstmuseum
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

2
nights
Tirano, Italy

Tirano ©
Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Etnografico Tiranese, don't miss a visit to Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Martino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, and finally examine the collection at Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Giovanni Battista, then do a tasting at Plozza Vini Tirano, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Guerra Bianca in Adamello.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tirano online attractions planner .

You can drive from Chur to Tirano in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Tirano

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Chiesa di S. Giovanni Battista, Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto, Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio, Museo della Guerra Bianca in Adamello
Highlights from your plan
Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto ©
Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto
Plozza Vini Tirano ©
Plozza Vini Tirano

4
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.
When in Milan, make a side trip to see La Citta Alta in Bergamo, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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

Traveling by train from Tirano to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tirano in August; daily highs in Milan reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Stresa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

La Citta Alta
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Stresa, Italy

Stresa ©
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Stresa side-trips: Orta San Giulio (San Giulio Island & Lake Orta). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Epoque Antichita e Restauro, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and stop by Profumo di Stresa.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stresa vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Stresa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, Isola Bella
Highlights from your plan
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

You can drive from Stresa to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Arena di Verona
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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