36 days in Sydney & Europe Itinerary

36 days in Sydney & Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Sydney & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
1
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
bus:  12​h 15​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  1​h
8
The Hague, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
On the 30th (Wed), wander the streets of The Rocks, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Frauenkirche Dresden and Pergamonmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Dresden (Sachsisches Standehaus, Procession of Princes, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and admire the architecture and history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Berlin takes 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Berlin is minus 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dresden, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): learn about all things military at ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olympic Center Jahorina, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo. On the next day, get outside with Vukov Konak, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Sarajevo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Sarajevo are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Vienna.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker, Olympic Center Jahorina
Highlights from your plan
Olympic Center Jahorina ©
Olympic Center Jahorina
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey. Step out of Vienna with an excursion to KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen in Mauthausen--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Budapest Pinball Museum and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Visit Halaszbastya and Hősök tere for their historical value. Step out of Budapest to go to Esztergom and see Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest, test your team's savvy at E- Exit Escape Game, and admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at HistoryLand and Wawel Royal Castle. Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Jewish Museum and Synagogue, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, examine the collection at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), and explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow planner .

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oswiecim, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Krakow in January, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 1°C. You'll set off for The Hague on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

3
nights
The Hague, Holland

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Panorama Mesdag and Watersnoodmuseum. Step out of The Hague to go to Leiden and see Molen de Put, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, don't miss a visit to Markt, get engrossed in the history at Prison Gate Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our The Hague online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Amsterdam to The Hague by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Leiden, Watersnoodmuseum, Markt
Highlights from your plan
De Mesdag Collection ©
De Mesdag Collection
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

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.
Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Tyne Cot Cemetery and Graslei and Korenlei. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip tool .

Traveling by train from The Hague to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from The Hague in January, things will get a bit cooler in Brussels: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Graslei and Korenlei, Tyne Cot Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Île de la Cité. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Hotel de Ville. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and learn about all things military at The Army Museum.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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