26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  26​h
End: Perth, Australia

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and Panorama Mesdag (in The Hague). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planning tool .

Perth, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Amsterdam. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Efteling, Panorama Mesdag, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Victory Column (Siegessaule). Take a break from Berlin with a short trip to Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take in the history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, and don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Sanssouci Park
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

1
night
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 24th (Sun), have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague day trip planning tool .

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Melk Abbey and Stephansplatz. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, get lost in a book at State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then make a trip to Halaszbastya, and then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then get your game on at E- Exit Escape Game.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip maker website .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) and Froggyland. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip tool .

Getting from Budapest to Split by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Split, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Venice, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice vacation builder website .

You can fly from Split to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Nature Parks Museums
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Walking tours. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Canyon Park (in Bagni di Lucca) and Piazza Anfiteatro (in Lucca). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, appreciate the history behind Perseus Statue, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Piazza Anfiteatro, Canyon Park
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Food Tours
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico, deepen your understanding at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Campo. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Siena road trip planning app .

Getting from Florence to Siena by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Siena are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia