35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train + bus:  5​h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Piazza delle Erbe. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Venice is minus 9 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in November: highs in Venice hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Piazza delle Erbe
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena. Appreciate the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Piazza del Campo, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and examine the collection at Museo di San Marco.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Do your shopping at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Step out of Ravello to go to Positano and see Fornillo, which is approximately 52 minutes away.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello journey planner .

Getting from Florence to Ravello by combination of train and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Ravello. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Pantheon and Roman Forum for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome online route planner .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in November since evenings lows in Rome dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then take a stroll through Rossio Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Park and National Palace of Pena
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions planning website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in November, with highs in Paris at 12°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, don't miss a visit to Leidseplein, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online journey planner .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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 discover tucked-away gems like Lobkowicz Palace and Lesser Town. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at StaromEstske namEsti and Jewish Museum in Prague. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, take in the exciting artwork at Schwarzenberg Palace, explore the engaging exhibits at Gallery of Steel Figures, and contemplate the long history of Prasna brana.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Prague trip planning site .

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Prague at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna attractions planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Get some cultural insight at Halaszbastya and House of Terror Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultanahmet District. Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online road trip planner .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in December since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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