28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the London tour itinerary builder website .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Aare Gorge and Old Town (Altstadt). Step out of the city life by going to Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken and Lake Lucerne. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche, Mt Pilatus, & more), Brienz (Lake Brienz & Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Brienz, Parasailing & Paragliding, Bachalpsee Lake, Aare Gorge
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Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as Flaeming Skate and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Charlottenburg Palace and Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen. Take a break from Berlin with a short trip to Potsdam's Gardens in Potsdam, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum and pause for some photo ops at Berlin Wall Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam's Gardens, Flaeming Skate, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen ©
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamon Museum ©
Pergamon Museum

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Get outdoors at Schönbrunn Zoo and Prater. Step out of Vienna to go to Melk and see Melk Abbey, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna day trip site .

You can fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vienna

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, and then relax in the rural setting at Castello di Verrazzano. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wineries

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatine Hill and Villa d'Este. Vatican Museums and Colosseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, take in the dramatic natural features at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
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 Alberto Beach and Llevant Beach. Get some historical perspective at La Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Venture out of the city with trips to Illuminated Fountain (in Salou), Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona) and Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and take a stroll through Ciutat Vella.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Salou, Fenals Beach, Alberto Beach, Anfiteatro de Tarragona
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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