34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Orvieto, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Dunkeld, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
8
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
nights
Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Visiting Val d'Orcia and Pozzo della Cava will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Orvieto and Chiesa San Giovenale. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza del Duomo (in Spoleto), Piazza del Castello di Montemerano (in Montemerano) and Abbazia di S. Eutizio (in Preci). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Orvieto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Orvieto.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Orvieto using our trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Orvieto is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Orvieto due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for cooler days in Orvieto, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Salzburg.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Basilica of Saint Christina, Abbazia di S. Eutizio, Val d'Orcia, Chiesa di San Pietro, Piazza del Castello di Montemerano
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia

7
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kids will enjoy Haus der Natur and Burg Mauterndorf. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach), Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg) and SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental (in Soll). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg planner .

Getting from Orvieto to Salzburg by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orvieto in December: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 6°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Basilika St. Michael, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach, Gollinger Wasserfall, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone
Highlights from your plan
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur

5
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wies Church and Munich Residenz. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuremberg Palace of Justice and St. Peter's Church. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Oberammergau Church (in Oberammergau), Audi Museum (in Ingolstadt) and Frauenkirche (in Nuremberg). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner .

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Wies Church, Audi Museum, Oberammergau Church
Highlights from your plan
Audi Museum ©
Audi Museum
Wies Church ©
Wies Church
Nuremberg Palace of Justice ©
Nuremberg Palace of Justice

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Marmottan Monet, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Munich to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Munich in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and explore the galleries of Wallace Collection.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour 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 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Newark-on-Trent.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

1
night
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Newark-on-Trent ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, admire the masterpieces at Newark Town Hall Museum & Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawks Of Steele, and finally contemplate the long history of The Workhouse, Southwell. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre and then steep yourself in history at Hodsock Priory.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Newark-on-Trent day trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Newark-on-Trent in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from London in January, expect Newark-on-Trent to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dunkeld.

Things to do in Newark-on-Trent

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Hodsock Priory
Highlights from your plan
Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre ©
Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre
Hodsock Priory ©
Hodsock Priory

4
nights
Dunkeld, United Kingdom

Dunkeld ©
Dunkeld and Birnam are two adjacent towns in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Glenturret Distillery and Circular walk. Kids will enjoy Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Action Glen. Change things up with these side-trips from Dunkeld: Acharn Falls (in Acharn), Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (in Lawers) and Glen Ogle (in Lochearnhead). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Hermitage.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Dunkeld trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Newark-on-Trent to Dunkeld. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Dunkeld

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Crieff, Glen Ogle, Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, Acharn Falls, Circular walk
Highlights from your plan
Glen Ogle ©
Glen Ogle
The Glenturret Distillery ©
The Glenturret Distillery
The Hermitage ©
The Hermitage

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Somerset House.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Dunkeld to London with the Route module. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Somerset House ©
Somerset House

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