56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  30​h
1
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Cannes, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

4
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ravello Arte. Escape the urban bustle at Fornillo and Valle dei Mulini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Valle delle Ferriere), Ravello (Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela & Petit Prince Art Gallery) and Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Miniaci Art Gallery, Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Positano holiday maker .

Brisbane, Australia to Positano is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Positano to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Grotte di Suppraiano
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Valle dei Mulini ©
Valle dei Mulini

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica di Santa Croce will appeal to museum buffs. Head to M.G. Design and Limbo Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Siena (Silvia Tanganelli, Duomo di Siena, & more) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Collezione Roberto Casamonti, view the masterpieces at Scarpelli Mosaici, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. Traveling from Positano in November, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

6
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and GALERIE art Le CAMELEON. Shop till you drop at La Croisette and Marche Forville. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Galerie Regard (in Sainte-Maxime), Villefranche-sur-Mer (Galerie Injae & Plage de la Mariniere) and Nice (Avenue Jean Medecin, Sheun Gallery, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, take in the exciting artwork at Pierini Verre contemporain, shop like a local with Galerie du Faune, and get some fabulous bargains at Le Musee du Parfum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cannes trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Cannes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In November in Cannes, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice, Biot, Antibes, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Seillans
Highlights from your plan
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Step out of the city life by going to Grande Plage du Lavandou and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore and learn at Carrieres des Lumieres and Chateau de la Clapiere. Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Tapiezo (in Roussillon), Poterie Point Fusion (in Cabrieres d'Aigues) and Hyeres (La Route du Sel & Villa Noailles). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, get outside with Cape Canaille, and savor the flavors at La Ferme du Vallon Velaux.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence road trip tool .

Drive from Cannes to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Hyeres, Cape Canaille, Tapiezo, La Ferme du Vallon Velaux, Carrieres des Lumieres
Highlights from your plan
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Scuba & Snorkeling
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Do your shopping at Le Marais and L'adresse gourmande. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Rouen to see Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris attractions planning tool .

Traveling by train from Aix-en-Provence to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in November, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, L'adresse gourmande
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin

5
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Head to Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop and Showborough House Sculpture Gardenfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at The Roman Baths and Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), Stow-on-the-Wold (Peter Martin Gallery & Fosse Gallery) and Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, browse for treasures at Fifi's Fancy Furniture, hunt for treasures at Shambles Market, and sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Paris to Bath in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bath

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stow-on-the-Wold, Fifi's Fancy Furniture, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Shambles Market, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

4
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Museum-lovers will get to explore Viridian Gallery and Old Courthouse Gallery. Visiting Alpacaly Ever After and Walla Crag will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: SpindleCraft (in Holmrook), Yew Tree Barn (in Low Newton) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn, view the masterpieces at Thornthwaite Galleries, take in the awesome beauty at Old Man of Coniston, and identify plant and animal life at Haweswater Reservoir.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside trip builder .

Traveling by car from Bath to Ambleside takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Grange-over-Sands, Helvellyn, Old Man of Coniston, SpindleCraft
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Helvellyn
Helvellyn

5
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Do your shopping at All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop and Loch Ness Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore RhueArt and Inchmore Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Red Point Beach (in South Erradale), Beauly (Aigas Field Centre & Kilmorack Gallery) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fort William). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Picaresque Books, take in the exciting artwork at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inverness visit planner .

You can drive from Ambleside to Inverness in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Beauly, Red Point Beach, Loch Ness Gallery, RhueArt, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Irish Whiskey Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Head to Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centrefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, buy something for everyone on your list at Fallon & Byrne, and steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip builder .

Getting from Inverness to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidsepleinfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes.

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You can fly from Dublin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Graben and Kohlmarkt. You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and make a trip to Mariahilfer Strasse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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