34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Adelaide, Australia

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with a short trip to Mt Pilatus in Lucerne (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), and admire the masterpieces at Rietberg Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planning tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Central European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mt Pilatus
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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.
Bring the kids along to Canal Grande and Ponte di Rialto. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip planning app .

Getting from Zurich to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Park Guell, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, admire the striking features of El Pabellón de Barcelona, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Royal Palace of Madrid. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore and take pictures at Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Cibeles.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid route builder .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville journey planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Seville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Isla Magica ©
Isla Magica
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Calanque de Figuerolles, then browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, and finally make a trip to Belvedere de Sugiton. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cours Mirabeau, examine the collection at Granet Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marseille day trip planning website .

Getting from Seville to Marseille by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis ©
Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis

8
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.
Family-friendly places like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace will thrill your kids. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

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Getting from Marseille to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Marseille in January, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee des Arts et Metiers ©
Musee des Arts et Metiers

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