33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Saturnia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
12
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Canberra, 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally walk around St. James's Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker app .

Canberra, Australia to London is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Canberra to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in London, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

Plan trip to Edinburgh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
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Photography Tours
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 11th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and finally make a trip to Metropol Parasol. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Seville travel app .

Getting from Edinburgh to Seville by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Seville is 1 hour. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
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 14th (Thu), admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Lucerne reach 21°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Jungfraujoch, Trümmelbachfälle
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, make a trip to Marienplatz, and admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planner .

Drive from Lucerne to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker .

You can fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in May; daily highs in Venice reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally make a trip to Ratto della Sabina.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Saturnia, Italy

Saturnia ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): Head underground at Via Cava and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate del Mulino. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico, then step into the grandiose world of Piazza del Castello di Montemerano, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Terme di Saturnia - Le Terme.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saturnia trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Florence to Saturnia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Saturnia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pitigliano, Sovana, Vulci, Piazza del Castello di Montemerano
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Piazza del Castello di Montemerano ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Saturnia to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, then get great views at Sunset in Oia, and then stop by Replica. On your second day here, stroll through Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oia visit planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Oia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Oia due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Oia are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Akrotiri
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, take a stroll through Plaka, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens holiday maker app .

Traveling by flight from Oia to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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