37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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37 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
10
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Get some cultural insight at Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Budapest is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Budapest to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, contemplate the long history of Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety, make a trip to Michalska Brana, make a trip to St. Michael's Tower & Street, then enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, and finally explore the galleries of Devin Castle.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bratislava day trip site .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Ringstrasse and Melk Abbey. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Church and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip maker tool .

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Prague Astronomical Clock and Ossuary / The Cemetery Church. Get some cultural insight at St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle. Step out of Prague with an excursion to Cathedral of St. Barbara in Kutna Hora--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jerusalem Synagogue, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Ossuary / The Cemetery Church
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

3
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Chateau of Hluboká and Cesky Krumlov Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Siroka Ulice Cesky Krumlov. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Former Fink Cafe, explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jost Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip builder site .

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The State Chateau of Hluboká
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Discover out-of-the-way places like Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) and Michaelskirche. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg online road trip planner .

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Wilten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitalskirche, then make a trip to The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Herz-Jesu-Basilika.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck online travel route builder .

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hall in Tirol, Pfarrkirche Igls Vill
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town (Altstadt) and Chapel Bridge. Get some historical perspective at Fraumünster Church and Hofkirche. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lion Monument, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online route planner .

Getting from Innsbruck to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Archikatedra Oliwska and Dlugi Targ Square. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of Westerplatte, see the interesting displays at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and pause for some photo ops at Three Crosses Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gdansk trip planner .

Getting from Zurich to Gdansk by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. November in Gdansk sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Archikatedra Oliwska ©
Archikatedra Oliwska
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Visit Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw route planning site .

You can take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Wawel Cathedral and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow online route maker .

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Krakow, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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