35 days in Western Europe Itinerary

35 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Perth, Australia

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vasa Museum and Stockholm Old Town. Let the collections at Skansen and Nordiska museet capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, examine the collection at Osynlig Utstallning - Stockholm, admire the masterpieces at Magasin 3, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stockholm road trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Stockholm is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Stockholm to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Appreciate the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Visit Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Little Museum of Dublin, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, make a trip to Temple Bar, and shop like a local with National Gallery of Ireland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin travel website .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in December: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
The Little Museum of Dublin

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 Willet-Holthuysen Museum for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Change things up with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Get some historical perspective at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Brussels journey builder site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo and National Museum of Ancient Art will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Park and National Palace of Pena and Quinta da Regaleira. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon journey planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): walk around Parc Guell, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online trip maker .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In January in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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 St. Peter's Basilica. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roman Forum and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Duomo and Basilica di Santa Croce. Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Freyung, appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Vienna is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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