34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
The State Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Grand Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Savior on the Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: make a trip to Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Moscow Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. Visit Drottningholm Palace and Monteliusvagen for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, and take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm journey maker .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

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 Arc de Triomphe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sainte-Chapelle and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

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Getting from Stockholm to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in July, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore hidden gems such as Ponta Da Piedale and Praia Da Rocha. Get outdoors at Falesia Beach and Praia da Marinha. Venture out of the city with trips to Lagos (Kayaking & Canoeing & Praia Dona Ana), Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira day trip planning website .

You can fly from Paris to Albufeira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Albufeira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albufeira, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Cordoama, Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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 Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Visit Quinta da Regaleira and Park and National Palace of Pena for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower and do a tasting at The Best Portugal.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip tool .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Sintra, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Villa Adriana (in Tivoli). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, make a trip to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Fornillo, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, & more), Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano) and Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara).

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You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Ravello are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Marina di Praia Beach, Chiesa dell'Annunziata, Lido Capo di Conca, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Prasna brana, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Prague journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in August; daily highs in Prague reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus 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.
Popular historic sites such as Halaszbastya and Dohány Street Synagogue are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, cool off at Palatinus Strandfürdő, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and don't miss a visit to Hősök tere.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Prague, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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