36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bus to Sydney, Fly to Warsaw
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatican City, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus to Roma Tiburtina, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland — 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 6th (Tue), walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Museum World of Illusion. On the next day, see the interesting displays at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw online holiday planner.

Canberra, Australia to Warsaw is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Canberra to Warsaw, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in June, you will find days in Warsaw are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much warmer (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Krakow, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 10th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally stop by Hradcany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and then make a trip to Staromestske namesti.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Prague visit site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Berlin visit planning website.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip site.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 18th (Sun), ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of El Born, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip website.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Roman Forum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Colosseum and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and steep yourself in history at Villa Borghese.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vatican City.
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Vatican City, Italy — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then appreciate the history behind La Pieta, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the galleries of Vatican Grottoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bau Beach, and finally stroll through Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vatican City day trip planning website.

Vatican City is very close to Rome. In June, daytime highs in Vatican City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Duomo and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Torre del Mangia, Centro Storico di Siena, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Vatican City to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, then stop by Laderach, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along 5 Lakes Walk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Trockener Steg.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Zermatt takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 30th (Fri), kick back and relax at Bad Hirsgarten, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and then kick back and relax at Wyden Badi. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Rhine Falls and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at BMW Welt, contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then explore the activities along English Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally examine the collection at Salzburger Freilichtmuseum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, then make a trip to Peterskirche, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest travel planning app.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Swiss Alps travel guide

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The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.
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