42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Assisi, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3​h
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Palermo, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vigeland Museum and Norsk Folkemuseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rådhuset and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, walk around Vigelandsparken, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ljan Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oslo travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Oslo is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy

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.
Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and Our Saviour's Church. Visit Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Kronborg (in Helsingoer), Roskilde (Viking Ship Museum & Roskilde Domkirke) and Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Slot, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, admire the masterpieces at The David Collection, and step into the grandiose world of Kastellet.

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You can fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in August, Copenhagen is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roskilde, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kronborg, Frederiksborg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Kronborg ©
Kronborg

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Canals area. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk), Zuiderzeemuseum (in Enkhuizen) and St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zuiderzeemuseum, Canals area, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Zaanse Schans, St. John's Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zugspitze and Herrenchiemsee New Palace. Get some cultural insight at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Munich Residenz. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen) and Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munich sightseeing website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amsterdam in September since evenings lows in Munich dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Schloss Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico and Scaligero Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore (in Verona), Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). The adventure continues: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Munich in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, Castello Scaligero, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Palazzo Vecchio and Centro Storico. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip site .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Basilica San Vitale, Abbazia di San Galgano, Duomo di Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

4
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Civita di Bagnoregio. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Orvieto and Pozzo di San Patrizio. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orvieto, Grotte di Frasassi, Pitigliano Centro Storico, Cascata delle Marmore, Civita di Bagnoregio
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get in touch with nature at Fornillo and Walk of the Gods. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Ravello and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ravello trip maker tool .

Getting from Assisi to Ravello by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in September since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Positano
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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.
Colosseum and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Villa d'Este. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning app .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

5
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Popular historic sites such as Cattedrale di Palermo and Tempio di Segesta are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Monreale and Duomo di Cefalu. Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Cefalu Coast (in Cefalu), Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte) and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, and admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cefalu, Tempio di Segesta, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

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