43 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

43 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + foot + train:  26​h
1
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
9
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
+6
ferry + foot + bus + train + bus + foot + Fly:  14​h
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
13
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Brennen & Brown, then wander the streets of Montpellier District, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Sibling Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Battledown Brewery, then identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, and finally play a few rounds at Cleeve Hill Golf Club Ltd.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cheltenham travel route builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Cheltenham is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Cheltenham is minus 10 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Cheltenham hover around 18°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Cleeve Hill Golf Club Ltd ©
Cleeve Hill Golf Club Ltd
Sibling Distillery ©
Sibling Distillery

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tower of London, play a few rounds at Brent Valley Golf Course, and then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then sample the fine beverages at Hayman's Distillery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip website .

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hayman's Distillery ©
Hayman's Distillery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get outdoors at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn and Northern Meeting Park. Popular historic sites such as Battlefield Select Tours and Culloden Battlefield are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Abriachan Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Frankie & Lola's, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and contemplate the long history of Fort George.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness online road trip planner .

You can fly from London to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in October, expect Inverness to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Northern Meeting Park ©
Northern Meeting Park

3
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.
Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, make a trip to The Spire, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandycove Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and The Paris Catacombs are in your itinerary. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Caresse de Tigre in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine--about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Caresse de Tigre
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and Prasna brana are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at StaromEstske namEsti and Lesser Town. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the views from Charles Bridge, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague tour planner .

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Prague at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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 get in some beach time at Playa de La Barceloneta and Fenals Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Camino de Ronda and Carretera de Les Aigues. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona vacation planning website .

Getting from Prague to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camino de Ronda, Fenals Beach
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Catacombe di San Callisto and Parco Natura e Fattoria Didattica Voloalto. Visit Colosseum and Palatine Hill for their historical value. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, wander the streets of Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Relax by the water at Spiaggia di castiglione and Fornillo.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip maker app .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in November since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Palatinus Strandfürdő and Margaret Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Halaszbastya and Hősök tere. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and delve into the lush surroundings at Harmashatarhegy.

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Traveling by car from Ravello to Budapest takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Ravello in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, then kick back and relax at Ornos Beach, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Elia Beach, and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town holiday planner .

Fly from Budapest to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Budapest in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Ornos Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 12th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Savvathiana, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. November in Heraklion sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Monastery Savvathiana, Reptisland
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then wander the streets of Plaka, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Athens holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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