31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Savior on the Spilled Blood and Peterhof Grand Palace. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, stop by Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh, admire the striking features of Catherine Palace and Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect St. Petersburg to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Skansen, then explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and then take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, explore the galleries of Royal Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Storkyrkan, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip app .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Anne Frank House and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery capture your imagination. Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft) and Panorama Mesdag (in The Hague). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, make a trip to Dam Square, and take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning tool .

Fly from Stockholm to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Army Museum and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vila Vella (Old Town) and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Arenas de Barcelona, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip site .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Roman Forum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo. Let the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Basilica di Santa Croce capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Castello di Monteriggioni
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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 16th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, then don't miss a visit to Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Florence to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in October; daily highs in Vienna reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Shoes on the Danube. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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