44 days in Brisbane & Europe Itinerary

44 days in Brisbane & Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Brisbane & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h
8
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 29th (Sun), stroll through Dicky Beach. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel planner.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Haus der Musik Wien. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, have fun and explore at ZOOM Kindermuseum, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna holiday builder site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Vienna in 26 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Brisbane to Vienna, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Vienna to be cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

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
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

4
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.
Attractions like Prague Zoo and Petrinska rozhledna make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Petřín, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Dynamic Earth. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, sample the tasty concoctions at Stewart Brewing, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh holiday planner .

Getting from Berlin to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Berlin to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

1
night
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get in on the family fun at York Maze and then have some family-friendly fun at Yorkshire Activity Centre.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our York trip website .

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
York Maze ©
York Maze
Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre

5
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.
Attractions like Tower Bridge and Tate Modern make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, get curious at Science Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and stroll around Hyde Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

4
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 ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip site .

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace. 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, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee des Arts et Metiers ©
Musee des Arts et Metiers

4
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 Ciutadella Park. There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in January, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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