26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome route 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. Traveling from Melbourne to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning tool .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planning website .

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Florence in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, then explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip planning 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 September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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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 museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around Phoenix Park, make a trip to Merrion Square, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use 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. Traveling from Lisbon in September, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip tool .

You can 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 20th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then wander the streets 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: take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague vacation maker tool .

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. On your second day here, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vienna route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then make a trip to Hősök tere, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip planning site .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

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Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in September since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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