38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Dresden, Germany
— Few hours
train:  2​h
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
Sydney, Australia

2
days
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, explore the world behind art at Mimara Museum, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, then stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Tortureum - Museum of Torture.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. September in Zagreb sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

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Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

5
days
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Spanjola and Diocletian's Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Trogir Historic Site and Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Hvar (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery, & more) and Dalmatian Ethno Village (in Sibenik). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Split, explore the ancient world of Grgur Ninski Statue, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Split tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in September, things will get a bit warmer in Split: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Split

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Dalmatian Ethno Village, Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, Trogir Historic Site
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Trogir Historic Site ©
Trogir Historic Site
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace and then don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice driving holiday app .

Fly from Split to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
days
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.
Let the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and MuseumsQuartier Wien capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, and steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vienna online route maker .

Fly from Venice to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
days
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom). On the next day, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Haus der Natur, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

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Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
days
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Deutsches Museum. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and St. Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Fuggerei in Augsburg--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich online trip maker .

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Fuggerei
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

2
days
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen, and then learn about winemaking at Eberbach Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mathematikum, get to know the fascinating history of Neroberg, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Munich to Frankfurt by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen, Neroberg, Eberbach Abbey, Mathematikum
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Staedel Museum ©
Staedel Museum
Mathematikum ©
Mathematikum

1
day
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, see the interesting displays at The Royal Porcelain Collection, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then make a trip to Frauenkirche, and finally take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dresden trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Dresden in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister ©
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

3
days
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamon Museum and Topography of Terror. Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Potsdam's Gardens. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, browse the exhibits of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

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Side Trips

Potsdam's Gardens, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen ©
Pergamon Museum ©
Pergamon Museum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
days
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Alter Elbtunnel and Marienkirche will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Miniatur Wunderland and International Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Deutsches Panzermuseum (in Munster) and Bergen-Belsen Memorial (in Bergen). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Speicherstadt and contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg itinerary tool .

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hamburg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Hamburg

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deutsches Panzermuseum, Marienkirche, Bergen-Belsen Memorial
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

2
days
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 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Skansen, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in October, expect Stockholm to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tromso.

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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
days
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, examine the collection at Tromso Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arctic Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, then see the interesting displays at Northern Norwegian Science Center, then explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Catholic Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tromso road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Tromso takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Tromso is a bit cooler than Stockholm - with highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C. You'll set off for Oslo on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Tromso

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Tromso Museum ©
Tromso Museum
Arctic Cathedral ©
Arctic Cathedral
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum

2
days
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, take a tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Det Kongelige Slott. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then examine the collection at The Nobel Peace Center.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Tromso to Oslo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tromso in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

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Fram Polar Ship Museum ©
Fram Polar Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

3
days
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Appreciate the collections at Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark. Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and Church of Our Saviour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, explore the historical opulence of Amalienborg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Assistens Cemetery, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen driving holiday planner .

Getting from Oslo to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Copenhagen when traveling from Oslo in October, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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