27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 30th (Thu), look for gifts at Negozio Lindt Castel Romano, don't miss a visit to Associazione Culturale di Promozione Sociale Ars in Urbe, and then find something for the whole family at Cinecitta World. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo, then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia, and then revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome 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 changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Rome: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo
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3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo della Geotermia and Degusta La Cinta Senese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Abazzia di Torri (in Torri), Rocca Sillana (in Pomarance) and Ponte Della Pia (in Rosia). There's much more to do: make a trip to Serre Di Rapolano Vacations, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico e d'Arte Sacra, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Fabiano e Sebastiano, and step into the grandiose world of Castiglion che Dio sol sa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. January in Florence sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sovicille, Pomarance, Ponte Della Pia, Serre Di Rapolano Vacations, Museo Civico Archeologico e d'Arte Sacra
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Abazzia di Torri ©
Abazzia di Torri
Castiglion che Dio sol sa ©
Castiglion che Dio sol sa

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, then step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cementerio de Montjuic, examine the collection at Fundacio Joan Miro, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then make a trip to Magic Fountain (Font Magica), and finally make a trip to Placa Espanya.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites
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Magic Fountain (Font Magica) ©
Magic Fountain (Font Magica)
Placa Espanya ©
Placa Espanya

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Fontainebleau and La Maison Picassiette. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Breteuil (in Choisel), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Moret-sur-Loing (in Moret-sur-Loing). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at La Roseraie de Provins, pause for some photo ops at Les Statues du Parc de Sceaux, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Adventure, and walk around Parc de Sceaux.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in February; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Provins, Sceaux, Moret-sur-Loing, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Virtual Adventure
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La Maison Picassiette
La Maison Picassiette
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Celtic Rider and Powerscourt Gardens and House. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Clara Lara Funpark, ride a horse along The Paddocks Riding Centre, explore the historical opulence of Drimnagh Castle, and take an in-depth tour of Pearse Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In February in Dublin, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Celtic Rider, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Celtic Rider ©
Celtic Rider
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
The Paddocks Riding Centre ©
The Paddocks Riding Centre

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Islands Brygge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Amager Strandpark, and then examine the collection at Stevns Klint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): stop by Dragor Havn, then brush up on your military savvy at Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, and then get to know the resident critters at Copenhagen ZOO.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen road trip site .

Fly from Dublin to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Copenhagen is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in February, you will find days in Copenhagen are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, Stevns Klint
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Amager Strandpark ©
Amager Strandpark
Copenhagen ZOO ©
Copenhagen ZOO
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint

2
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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then stroll around Park Průhonice, and finally enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Karlstejn Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, and then have fun at Outback Prague Shooting Range.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Park Průhonice, Karlstejn Castle
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 Park Průhonice ©
Park Průhonice
Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument ©
Dancing House ©
Dancing House

7
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shoes on the Danube and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Change things up with a short trip to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral in Esztergom (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Budapest sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Shoes on the Danube ©
Shoes on the Danube
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

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