39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
16
Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
17
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards. Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural History Museum and Tower Bridge. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Jewel House.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palais de la Decouverte and La Cite des Enfants. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee de Montmartre. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and engage your brain at Musee des Arts et Metiers.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Musee des Arts et Metiers ©
Musee des Arts et Metiers

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, and then explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brussels journey maker app .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Belgian Comic Strip Center ©
Belgian Comic Strip Center
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like Body Worlds and ARTIS will thrill your kids. Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum will appeal to history buffs. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and browse the exhibits of Museum Van Loon.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip site .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vianden, learn about all things military at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, then see the interesting displays at Conservatoire National de Vehicules Historiques, and finally learn more about the world around you at Musee d'histoires de Diekirch. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier Escher Deierepark, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Merveilleux.

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

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Amsterdam in December, plan for slightly colder days in Luxembourg City, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Diekirch, Chateau de Vianden, Parc Merveilleux, Parc Animalier Escher Deierepark
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Musee d'histoires de Diekirch ©
Musee d'histoires de Diekirch

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, then steep yourself in history at Platzspitz Park, and then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Haus zum Rech, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then get engrossed in the history at Zunfthaus zur Meisen.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee
Highlights from your plan
Zunfthaus zur Meisen ©
Zunfthaus zur Meisen
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the galleries of Nymphenburg Palace and then get curious at Deutsches Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Tierpark Hellabrunn, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, then admire the masterpieces at Glyptothek, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stuck Villa (Jugendstil Museum).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip planning app .

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Glyptothek ©
Glyptothek

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Triumphal Arch (Triumphpforte) has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Magdalen’s Chapel, and then admire the masterpieces at Swarovski Crystal Worlds. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Triumphal Arch (Triumphpforte) and then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle).

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Munich to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Magdalen’s Chapel, Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Highlights from your plan
Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
St. Magdalen’s Chapel
St. Magdalen’s Chapel

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the galleries of Ca' d'Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Casa delle Piccole Barche - Boat Rentals and then take a memorable tour with Travel & Bike.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Innsbruck in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Casa delle Piccole Barche - Boat Rentals
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Ca' d'Oro ©
Ca' d'Oro

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, then see the interesting displays at International museum and library of music, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia, get curious at Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini, then explore the world behind art at Museo di Palazzo Poggi, and finally get curious at Museo della Specola.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bologna visit planner.

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Specola ©
Museo della Specola
Museo di Palazzo Poggi ©
Museo di Palazzo Poggi
Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini ©
Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Parco Archeologico, take an in-depth tour of Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Siena vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bologna in December: high temperatures in Siena hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Parco Archeologico, Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana ©
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palatine Hill and Il Gabbiano. Colosseum and Colle del Gianicolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Rome to go to Lido di Ostia and see Settimo Cielo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and browse the exhibits of Villa Farnesina.

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Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lido di Ostia, St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then get curious at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): explore the galleries of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the galleries of Museo di Palazzo Reale, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, then get engrossed in the history at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, and finally see the interesting displays at Cine Ciak - Museo Internazionale del Cinema. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Christopher Columbus' House, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, then admire the landmark architecture of Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, and finally cruise along Chiesa di Santa Giulia di Centaura.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Genoa online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Florence to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chiesa di Santa Giulia di Centaura
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa

1
night
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
On the 10th (Tue), get curious at Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique and then admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monaco-Ville online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Genoa to Monaco-Ville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique ©

2
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Carre Sainte-Anne, then get to know the resident critters at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret, and then examine the collection at Le Pavillon Populaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montpellier online holiday maker .

Drive from Monaco-Ville to Montpellier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Le Pavillon Populaire ©
Le Pavillon Populaire
Carre Sainte-Anne ©
Carre Sainte-Anne

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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.
Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Museu Maritim de Barcelona will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Museu Gaudí. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Mammoth Museum, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and meet the residents at Barcelona Zoo.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona journey builder tool .

Take a train from Montpellier to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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