39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Istanbul is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
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, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in September since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online holiday planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in September, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, make a trip to Anne Frank House, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our London vacation maker website .

Fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Paris online travel planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

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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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Lisbon at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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, see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip site .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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 October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice road trip planning website .

Fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to San Gimignano and see Guardastelle Vineyard, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

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
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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