51 days in Western Europe Itinerary

51 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Rignano sull'Arno, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
4
Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
5
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + subway:  6​h
7
Sorrento, Italy
— 6 nights
+4
subway + train + Fly + bus + train:  10​h
8
Rennes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Rouen, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Septmonts, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h
12
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
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.
Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rome is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Rome to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Uffizi Galleries capture your imagination. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Rignano sull'Arno.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Rignano sull'Arno, Italy

Rignano sull'Arno ©
Rignano sull'Arno is a comune (municipality) in the province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 20km southeast of Florence.Main sightsPieve of San Lorenzo a MiransùPieve di San Leonino, with a terracotta hexagonal attributed to Santi BuglioniMonastery of Santa Maria a Rosano, allegedly founded in 780 but known from the 11th century. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Sorgente del Tevere, then trek along Il Sentiero degli Gnomi, then see the interesting displays at Museo Civico di Sansepolcro, and finally examine the collection at Anghiari.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rignano sull'Arno online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Florence to Rignano sull'Arno in an hour. In August in Rignano sull'Arno, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Varenna.

Things to do in Rignano sull'Arno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Cantina di Casalvento, Il Sentiero degli Gnomi, Anghiari, La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary, Sorgente del Tevere
Highlights from your plan
Il Sentiero degli Gnomi ©
Il Sentiero degli Gnomi
Anghiari ©
Anghiari
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary ©
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary

2
nights
Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 24th (Sat), kick back and relax at Riva Bianca Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, and then admire the sheer force of Cascate dell'Acqua Fraggia.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Varenna tour planner .

Traveling by car from Rignano sull'Arno to Varenna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Como.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, Cascate dell'Acqua Fraggia, Greenway del Lago di Como, i Giardini di Villa Melzi, Riva Bianca Beach
Highlights from your plan
Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi

3
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Appreciate the collections at Palazzo Borromeo and Museo di Scienze del Liceo Volta. Visiting Sentiero 6 - Valbasca and Lake Orta will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero), Safari Park (in Pombia) and Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa (in Somma Lombardo). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lake Como Adventures, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and identify plant and animal life at I Falconieri del Feudo.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Como trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Varenna to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Como, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Como

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, Safari Park, Isola Bella, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, Lake Orta
Highlights from your plan
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
I Falconieri del Feudo ©
I Falconieri del Feudo
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio

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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Visit St. Mark's Square and Basilica di Sant’Antonio for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to PDC Cartizze (in Valdobbiadene), Percorso trincee sul Massiccio del Grappa - localita Col Campeggia (in Romano d'Ezzelino) and Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico (in Caorle). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Como to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Padua, Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico, Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, Percorso trincee sul Massiccio del Grappa – localita Col Campeggia, PDC Cartizze
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

6
nights
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Step out of the city life by going to Fornillo and La Solara. Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Ravello for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Parrocchia San Giovanni (in Vietri sul Mare), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Paestum (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum & Paestum Ruins). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), admire the masterpieces at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, cast your line with a fishing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sorrento itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight, train, and subway from Venice to Sorrento in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Traveling from Venice in September, Sorrento is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Rennes.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Paestum, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Duomo di Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

1
night
Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre and then walk around Parc des Gayeulles.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rennes trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of subway, train, and flight from Sorrento to Rennes in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Traveling from Sorrento in September, things will get slightly colder in Rennes: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Bayeux.

Things to do in Rennes

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parc du Thabor ©
Parc du Thabor
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
Basilique Saint-Sauveur de Rennes ©

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 9th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Aignan, and finally steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online vacation builder .

Drive from Rennes to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Remains Mulberry Harbour, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Eglise Saint-Aignan
Highlights from your plan
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rouen travel planner .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rouen are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Septmonts.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc ©
Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc

1
night
Septmonts, France

Septmonts ©
Septmonts is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.Donjon de SeptmontsIn the heart of the village lies the remains of the Château de Septmonts, of which the principal remains are of the 14th century donjon or keep. On the 12th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Fort de Conde, learn about winemaking at Champagne Gioria Latizeau, have some family-friendly fun at Grimpo'Blanchards, explore the different monuments and memorials at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, then appreciate the history behind Chateau-Thierry Monument, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau.

Plan my day in Septmonts using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Rouen to Septmonts in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Septmonts

Historic Sites Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Belleau, Chateau-Thierry, Champagne Gioria Latizeau, Les Fantomes de Landowski, Fort de Conde
Highlights from your plan
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery ©
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
Cimetiere Americain Aisne-Marne ©
Cimetiere Americain Aisne-Marne

7
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 Musee Jacquemard-Andre will thrill your kids. Popular historic sites such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Versailles (Palace of Versailles, L'Orangerie, & more) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Paris attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Septmonts to Paris in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

10
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Tate Modern capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read London online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 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 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Burford, Romney Marsh, Dover Castle, Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm, East Sussex Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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