36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  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, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

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

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 train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 21°C and lows are around 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:
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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, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence tour builder website .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to 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
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time 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
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, make a trip to Temple Bar, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin travel 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in May, with highs in Dublin at 17°C and lows at 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
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London trip planner .

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. 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, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris travel route app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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, Holland

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

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Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish 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
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

Find out how to plan Prague trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

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Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Prague in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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