28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Passeggiata di Gianicolo and St. Peter's Basilica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Galleria dell'Accademia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Baptistery of St. John and Siena Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Siena Cathedral
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to Ciutat Vella, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Picasso, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to 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
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Jeronimos Monastery, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Avenida da Liberdade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, and then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon holiday builder website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and The Catacombs of Paris. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Traveling from Lisbon in February, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
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.
Visiting DOK City Beach and Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail will get you outdoors. Visit Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) for their historical value. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels tour planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Brussels

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ghent
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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 some historical perspective at Prague Castle and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Astronomical Clock. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Prague for Two, take a stroll through Mala strana, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and stroll the grounds of Old Jewish Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Prague for Two ©
Prague for Two
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get some historical perspective at Matthias Church and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Dohány Street Synagogue ©
Dohány Street Synagogue

3
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Horn and Basilica Cistern. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

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You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 11°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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