30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
Sydney, Australia

3
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ortakoy and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, wander the streets of Taksim Square, and admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

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Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Istanbul is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. Spend the 25th (Mon) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Sas Hill Nature Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in February, expect nights in Budapest to be much colder, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

4
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town Square and Prague Castle. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Channel, get outside with Prague for Two, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Bruges.

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Prague for Two ©
Prague for Two
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
days
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Groeningemuseum and Historic Centre of Brugge. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Friet Museum, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof).

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Getting from Prague to Bruges by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In March in Bruges, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Bruges

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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
days
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 5th (Tue), kick back and relax at Inch Beach, then stroll through Ventry Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Dun Chaoin Pier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planning app .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Bruges to Dingle in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bruges to Dingle is minus 1 hour. March in Dingle sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ventry, Inch Beach, Dun Chaoin Pier
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Relax by the water at Delta del Llobregat and La Barceloneta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Barri Gòtic and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Dingle to Barcelona takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dingle to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Dingle in March, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
days
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.
Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

3
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Uffizi Galleries and Galleria dell'Accademia. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Piazza del Campo in Siena--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Piazza del Campo
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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