36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Venice is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence holiday app.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the next day, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In May in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Phoenix Park, take a stroll through Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at 14 Henrietta Street, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London online day trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, meet the residents at ARTIS, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then stop by Lesser Town.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
NaFilM: National film museum ©
NaFilM: National film museum
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip site.

Drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in May: highs in Budapest hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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