43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Scuola di Cucina di Lella in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder site .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Palacio Nacional de Sintra). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Alfama, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon journey website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in May, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London day trip planning site .

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris journey website .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Budapest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul route planner .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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