21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
Sydney, Australia

3
days
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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

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Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In January, Rome is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

5
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

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Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. February in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
days
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in February, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
days
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, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
days
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Atomium, examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Manneken Pis, then examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

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Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum ©
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

2
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at ARTIS, then enjoy some diversion at Museumphoto, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

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Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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