21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
train + bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stop by Bottega Del Pantheon, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, shop like a local with ALEFBET, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, wander the streets of Via Condotti, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome online vacation planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Rome to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and then learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bagni Alberoni, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Codex Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, then browse the exhibits of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nice itinerary tool .

You can drive from Milan to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Milan in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cabasson, and then head outdoors with Cap Taillat. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor, admire the masterpieces at Le musée de l’Annonciade, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Place des Lices Market, then stop by Rondini, and finally stroll through La Ponche Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in July, you will find days in Saint-Tropez are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bormes-Les-Mimosas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Cabasson ©
Plage de Cabasson
Le musée de l’Annonciade ©
Le musée de l’Annonciade

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Seuil, then see the interesting displays at Museum Calisson, and finally wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, and finally admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Saint-Tropez, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Aix-en-Provence, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and stroll through Paris Plage.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online travel route builder .

Traveling by train from Aix-en-Provence to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Aix-en-Provence - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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