33 days in Western Europe Itinerary

33 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly + train:  25​h
1
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Orvieto, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Chur, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
10
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
11
Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Dolgellau, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
16
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Adelaide, Australia

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park and then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary maker tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Naples is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Adelaide to Naples. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in May, with highs in Naples at 27°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

2
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.
Vatican Museums has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Duomo di Orvieto.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orvieto online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Orvieto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Orvieto, with lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Orvieto

Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madonna del Latte ©
Madonna del Latte
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cinque Terre Trails as well as Leaning Tower of Pisa. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa and then hike along Cinque Terre Trails.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Orvieto to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Cinque Terre Trails
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Piazza della Riforma.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Lugano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Lugano are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chur.
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Riforma ©
Piazza della Riforma

1
night
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. On the 11th (Mon), wander the streets of Old Town Chur.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lugano to Chur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Munich on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Chur

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

few
hours
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Chur to Innsbruck takes 3 hours. In May in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

1
night
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Iron Bridge Partnachklamm and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nature Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Schloss Neuschwanstein as well as Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip maker site .

You can drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Munich sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You've now added Baumwipfelpfad Bayerischer Wald to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally make a trip to Altstadt.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will leave for Hamburg on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Rothenburg
Highlights from your plan
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

4
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Townhall and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hauptkirche St. Michaelis.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner .

Fly from Nuremberg to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you're off toOslo.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis ©
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis
Townhall ©
Townhall

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, and make a trip to Norsk Folkemuseum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Oslo trip planner .

Fly from Hamburg to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in May, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Oslo. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

2
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Manchester Cathedral, have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, then get lost in a book at The John Rylands Library, and finally get your game on at Virtual Hideout Manchester.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Manchester takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Manchester. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Manchester when traveling from Oslo in May, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Dolgellau.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Virtual Hideout Manchester ©
Virtual Hideout Manchester
Room Escape Games
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum

2
nights
Dolgellau, United Kingdom

Dolgellau ©
Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Marks's Brithdir and then pause for some photo ops at Dolphin Sculpture & Water Feature.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dolgellau vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Dolgellau takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Dolgellau are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oxford.

Things to do in Dolgellau

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin Sculpture & Water Feature, Harlech Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
New Precipice Walk ©
New Precipice Walk
Saint Marks's Brithdir ©
Saint Marks's Brithdir

2
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and finally get your bearings at Bodleian Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Christ Church Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, then have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip website .

Getting from Dolgellau to Oxford by car takes about 4 hours. In May in Oxford, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Cotswold Archery, Cotswolds Distillery, The Cotswold Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
The Cotswold Brewing Company

2
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Oxford to London takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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