41 days in Western Europe Itinerary

41 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Vasa Museum and Skansen. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, step off the mainland to explore Langholmen, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, and get in on the family fun at Junibacken.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. June in Stockholm sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken
Skansen ©
Skansen

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Family-friendly places like Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Copenhagen ZOO, and look for gifts at National Gallery of Denmark.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip website .

Fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
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.
Attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Phoenix Park make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Curracloe Beach in Curracloe, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, make a trip to Merrion Square, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo.

Plan trip to Dublin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Tower Bridge and Natural History Museum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Cotswold Falconry Centre) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read London day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Family-friendly places like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs will thrill your kids. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris route maker app .

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 (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and savor the flavors at La Boqueria.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in June since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Palatine Hill will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, wander the streets of Trastevere, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

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

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
Bring the kids along to Schonbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Prater, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, explore the engaging exhibits at ZOOM Kindermuseum, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vienna travel route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in July, with highs in Vienna at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens road trip planning website .

You can fly from Vienna to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Vienna in July, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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