37 days in Europe & Melbourne Itinerary

37 days in Europe & Melbourne Itinerary

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37 days in Europe & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Dunkirk, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
De Panne, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Ostend, Belgium
— 1 night
tram:  30​min
7
Blankenberge, Belgium
— 1 night
tram:  30​min
8
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Hasselt, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Stolberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Mayen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
13
Koblenz, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
14
Nassau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
15
Wiesbaden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
16
Friedberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
17
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
18
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
19
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
20
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

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

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll around Parc Fort Louis, then have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Evolution Dunkerque, and then get outside with Mer Et Rencontre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dunkirk sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Paris to Dunkirk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to De Panne.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Mer Et Rencontre ©
Mer Et Rencontre
Parc Fort Louis ©
Parc Fort Louis

1
night
De Panne, Belgium

De Panne ©
Once a quiet fishing village, De Panne has become a buzzing beach resort with natural sand dunes that provide good views and an even better story. You'll find beachfront beer stalls and seaside activities along the coast of the North Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get curious at De Scharbiellie, then take in the pleasant sights at Nature Reserve of Westhoek, and then take a stroll through Dumont Quarter.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the De Panne trip itinerary builder website .

De Panne is very close to Dunkirk. In September in De Panne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Ostend.

Things to do in De Panne

Neighborhoods Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
De Scharbiellie ©
De Scharbiellie
Nature Reserve of Westhoek ©
Nature Reserve of Westhoek

1
night
Ostend, Belgium

Ostend ©
Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): walk around Maria Hendrikapark, then make a trip to HMS Vindictive, then don't miss a visit to Exposure Value, and finally learn about all things military at Atlantic Wall Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ostend day trip site .

Traveling by car from De Panne to Ostend takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a tram. In September in Ostend, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the tram to Blankenberge.

Things to do in Ostend

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum
Exposure Value ©
Exposure Value
Maria Hendrikapark ©
Maria Hendrikapark

1
night
Blankenberge, Belgium

Blankenberge ©
Blankenberge is a town and a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Uitkerkse Polder, don't miss a visit to Zandsculptuur, get your game on at Goolfy Blacklight Minigolf, then try for a hole-in-one at Mini Crazy Golf, and finally get your game on at Lustige velodroom.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Blankenberge road trip website .

Blankenberge is just a short distance from Ostend. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to ride a tram to Knokke-Heist.

Things to do in Blankenberge

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mini Crazy Golf ©
Mini Crazy Golf
Lustige velodroom ©
Lustige velodroom
Goolfy Blacklight Minigolf ©
Goolfy Blacklight Minigolf

1
night
Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Knokke-Heist ©
Knokke-Heist is a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Sincfala: Museum van de Zwinstreek, brush up on your military savvy at For Freedom Museum, and then have fun at Sportoase.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Knokke-Heist trip maker tool .

Knokke-Heist is just a short distance from Blankenberge. In September, daily temperatures in Knokke-Heist can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Knokke-Heist

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
For Freedom Museum ©
For Freedom Museum
Sincfala: Museum van de Zwinstreek ©
Sportoase ©
Sportoase

3
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Antwerp is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Pierre Marcolini, walk around Nachtegalen Park, admire the natural beauty at Middelheimpark, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Antwerp road trip planner .

You can drive from Knokke-Heist to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hasselt.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

1
night
Hasselt, Belgium

Hasselt ©
Hasselt is a Belgian city and municipality, and capital of the province of Limburg. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Domein Kiewit, explore the different monuments and memorials at Het Oude Kerkhof, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hasselt trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Antwerp to Hasselt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Hasselt, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stolberg.

Things to do in Hasselt

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Domein Kiewit ©
Domein Kiewit
Room Escape Games

1
night
Stolberg, Germany

Stolberg ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum in der Torburg and then examine the collection at Zinkhutter Hof.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Stolberg tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Hasselt to Stolberg takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Stolberg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mayen.

Things to do in Stolberg

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zinkhutter Hof ©
Zinkhutter Hof

1
night
Mayen, Germany

Mayen ©
Mayen is a town in the Mayen-Koblenz District of the Rhineland-Palatinate Federal State of Germany, in the eastern part of the Volcanic Eifel Region. On the 7th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Buerresheim, wander the streets of Marktplatz, step into the grandiose world of Genoveva Castle (Genovevaburg), then take an in-depth tour of Eifelmuseum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Herz-Jesu Kirche.

Make your Mayen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Stolberg to Mayen in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Stolberg in October since evenings lows in Mayen dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Koblenz.

Things to do in Mayen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Buerresheim ©
Schloss Buerresheim
Herz-Jesu Kirche ©
Herz-Jesu Kirche

1
night
Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz ©
Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Erfinderbrunnen, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mosel Radweg, then contemplate the long history of Fort Asterstein, and finally try for a hole-in-one at AdventureGolf Koblenz.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Koblenz day trip planning tool .

Koblenz is very close to Mayen. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Koblenz

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
AdventureGolf Koblenz ©
AdventureGolf Koblenz
Erfinderbrunnen ©
Erfinderbrunnen
Fort Asterstein ©
Fort Asterstein

1
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Nassau, Germany

Nassau ©
Nassau is a town located in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Naturpark Nassau, don't miss a visit to Burg Nassau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Johanniskirche, and finally contemplate the long history of Rathaus.

Discover how to plan a Nassau trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Nassau is very close to Koblenz. In October, daytime highs in Nassau are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Wiesbaden.

Things to do in Nassau

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Burg Nassau ©
Burg Nassau

1
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Wiesbaden, Germany

Wiesbaden ©
One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get outside with Rettbergsaue Schierstein, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sudfriedhof.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Wiesbaden trip planner .

Getting from Nassau to Wiesbaden by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Friedberg.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rettbergsaue Schierstein ©
Rettbergsaue Schierstein
Walking tours

1
night
Friedberg, Germany

Friedberg ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Friedberg Castle, then examine the collection at Judenbad, and then get to know the resident critters at Alligator-Action Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Friedberg tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Wiesbaden to Friedberg in an hour. October in Friedberg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Friedberg

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Friedberg Castle ©
Friedberg Castle
Judenbad ©
Judenbad

1
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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Goethe House, explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, then explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille.

Discover how to plan a Frankfurt trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Friedberg to Frankfurt in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague journey builder site .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, make a trip to Hősök tere, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Budapest attractions app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Budapest to Melbourne in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 9 hours. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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