37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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37 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
10
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Adelaide, Australia

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. Visiting Bosphorus Strait and Istanbul Cable Car will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, examine the collection at Hilye-i Serif ve Tesbih Muzesi, and delve into the lush surroundings at Great Camlica Estate Park.

Before you visit Istanbul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Adelaide, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome tour site .

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uffizi Galleries and Pitti Palace. Visiting Maneggio Madre Terra and Tuscany MTB Guide will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get outside with Giardino di Villa Strozzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Tuscany MTB Guide
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Maneggio Madre Terra ©
Maneggio Madre Terra
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bodo Barcelona. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. The adventure continues: stroll through Parc Guell, enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, get all the equipment you need at Moubikes, and admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona journey maker site .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Cabo da Roca. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Jeronimos Monastery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, snap pictures at 25 de Abril Bridge, and take a stroll through Bairro Alto.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
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.
Louvre Museum and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in June, with highs in Paris at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Singel. Get in touch with nature at ARTIS and Park Frankendael. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
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.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Kronborg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetaarn, and get engrossed in the history at Amalienborg.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen day trip site .

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kronborg
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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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 16th (Sun): cruise along Transport Artists, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then head outdoors with Prague for Two, and finally stroll through Prague Zoo.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Prague travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Copenhagen to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Take a break from the city and head to Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden and Skyward. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, delve into the lush surroundings at Normafa, look for all kinds of wild species at Sas Hill Nature Reserve, and get outside with City Park Városliget.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church