35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  8​h
Nice, France
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + ferry:  17​h 30​min
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Amalfi, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
Sydney, Australia

2
days
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then learn about all things military at Alcazar de Segovia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Madrid hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Alcazar de Segovia
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Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

4
days
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Concha Beach and Parte Vieja. Get out of town with these interesting San Sebastian - Donostia side-trips: Pamplona (Parque de La Taconera & Room Escape Games). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zurriola Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Nuevo, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia road trip planning app .

Getting from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Pamplona
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Park Güell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batlló, and finally take a stroll through El Born. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Tibidabo.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Tibidabo ©
Tibidabo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell

2
days
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marineland.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Nice

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Haut de Cagnes, Marineland, Villa Grecque Kerylos
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes
Villa Grecque Kerylos ©
Villa Grecque Kerylos

3
days
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, Paris is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee du Louvre ©
Musee du Louvre

2
days
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), and then appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and then get to know the fascinating history of Aare Gorge.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Lucerne

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Brienz, Aare Gorge
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Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

4
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cascata delle Marmore and Palatine Hill. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Orvieto to see Duomo di Orvieto about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro fiumi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Rome is somewhat warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro

4
days
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dubovica and Spanjola. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, kick back and relax at Pokonji Dol Beach, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, and look for gifts at Delicia Shop Hvar.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar route planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Rome to Hvar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Hvar

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Pokonji Dol Beach, Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

2
days
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, then stroll through Parco Virgiliano, and then see the vivid underwater world at Posillipo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano, then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and then get impressive views of Vesuvio.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Naples online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Hvar to Naples in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trip

Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano
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Vesuvio ©
Vesuvio
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon ©
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon
Parco Virgiliano ©
Parco Virgiliano

few
hours
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amalfi road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Naples to Amalfi in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Amalfi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Florence on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Amalfi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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2
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, take some stellar pictures from Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Amalfi to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amalfi in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
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.
On the 1st (Sat), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and then steep yourself in history at Porta della Carta.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta

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