38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and St. Clement Basilica. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rome is minus 9 hours. In November, Rome is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Get some cultural insight at The Baptistery of St. John and Pitti Palace. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Duomo di Siena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and view the masterpieces at M.G. Design.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online route planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Sant Pau del Camp. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Do your shopping at Avenida da Liberdade and A Arte da Terra. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, visit Alfama, don't miss a visit to Rossio Square, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and Brown Thomas. Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Marais and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner.

Fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Lesser Town, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, explore the historical opulence of Old Royal Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Prague reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Schonbrunn Palace and Haus der Musik Wien. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
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.
Halaszbastya and Matthias Church will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Ortakoy will thrill your kids. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and enjoy breathtaking views from KIz Kulesi.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 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. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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