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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Museum World of Illusion. On the next day, examine the collection at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Warsaw driving holiday planner.

Canberra, Australia to Warsaw is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Canberra to Warsaw. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in August, with highs in Warsaw at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Sat), take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Krakow journey builder app.

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Prague.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Hradcany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to 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 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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 6th (Tue), ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, then examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take a stroll through El Born, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, and finally make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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.
Colosseum and Roman Forum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, browse the exhibits of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vatican City.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally examine the collection at Vatican Grottoes. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bau Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Vatican City trip planner.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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 appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Popular historic sites such as Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Torre del Mangia, Centro Storico di Siena, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence visit site.

Do a combination of bus and train from Vatican City to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.
On the 16th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, then stop by Laderach, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along 5 Lakes Walk, stroll the grounds of 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.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Zermatt tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Zermatt in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bad Hirsgarten, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wyden Badi. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip builder site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

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 20th (Tue): examine the collection at BMW Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then stroll around English Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munich travel route planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally see the interesting displays at Salzburger Freilichtmuseum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg online trip maker.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, then make a trip to Peterskirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna trip app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, then get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

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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