39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Trier, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
9
Cochem, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
11
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
15
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
16
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
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 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. 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.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some cultural insight at Spanjola and Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. Popular historic sites such as Old Split and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Milna). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Split driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Zagreb to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in September; daily highs in Split reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Hvar
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Old Split ©
Old Split

1
night
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 21st (Fri): 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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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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

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melk Abbey and Die Kathedralkirche Maria Himmelfahrt. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Schonbrunn Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Albertina, admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Venice to Vienna by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, Die Kathedralkirche Maria Himmelfahrt
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
nights
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): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then get engrossed in the history at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, then get a taste of the local shopping with Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg day trip planning app .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wies Church, admire the striking features of Neuschwanstein Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich tour planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wies Church, Neuschwanstein Castle
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Goethe House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planning website .

You can fly from Munich to Frankfurt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums
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Staedel Museum ©
Staedel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

few
hours
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Imperial Roman Baths as well as Karl Marx House.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Trier day trip planner.

Drive from Frankfurt to Trier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a shuttle. October in Trier sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Cochem.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums
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Stadtmuseum Simeonstift ©
Stadtmuseum Simeonstift
Karl Marx House ©
Karl Marx House

1
night
Cochem, Germany

Cochem ©
Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Winemaker J. Koll & Cie.. On the 3rd (Wed), learn about winemaking at Winemaker J. Koll & Cie..

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cochem trip planner .

Traveling by train from Trier to Cochem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Cochem, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Dresden.

Things to do in Cochem

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich
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Highlights from your plan
Winemaker J. Koll & Cie. ©
Winemaker J. Koll & Cie.
Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich ©
Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Dresden trip planner .

Getting from Cochem to Dresden by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister ©
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Potsdam's Gardens and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Berlin day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Potsdam's Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen ©
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

2
nights
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.
Miniatur Wunderland and International Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alter Elbtunnel and Marienkirche. Step out of Hamburg to go to Lubeck and see St. Petri zu Lubeck, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, get a taste of the local shopping with Jungfernstieg, contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Michael.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamburg online road trip planner .

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lubeck
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like ABBA The Museum and Fotografiska. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Stockholm is little chillier than Hamburg - with highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
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 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, then examine the collection at Tromso Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arctic Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Polaria, then contemplate the long history of Skansen, then examine the collection at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), and finally admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

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 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Tromso Museum ©
Tromso Museum
The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) ©
The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)
Arctic Cathedral ©
Arctic Cathedral

2
nights
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 16th (Tue): 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 17th (Wed): 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 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Fram Polar Ship Museum ©
Fram Polar Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

2
nights
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 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Amalienborg. Get some cultural insight at Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Saviour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen journey planner .

You can fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Copenhagen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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