27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + train:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
8
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Mon), appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, and finally get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Kastellet, take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, explore the galleries of Amalienborg, then steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Amalienborg ©
Amalienborg
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around St Stephens Green, then walk around Phoenix Park, and then get outside with Celtic Rider.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Copenhagen to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Celtic Rider
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Celtic Rider ©
Celtic Rider
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

2
nights
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. On the 2nd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church, get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, and finally head outdoors with The Cotswold Range. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and then partake in some friendly competition at Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gloucester online road trip planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Gloucester in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dublin in August, Gloucester is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Gloucester

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cirencester, Malmesbury Abbey, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, Chavenage House, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from Gloucester to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Gloucester to Paris is 1 hour. While traveling from Gloucester, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cabo da Roca. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

Plan trip to Lisbon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
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.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Lisbon in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
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.
On the 11th (Sun), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Callisto, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Lido Capo di Conca. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Positano (Fornillo, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, & more).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello road trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days in Ravello, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Ravello to Venice takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ravello in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Venice, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, and finally contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Venice in August, things will get little chillier in Salzburg: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

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.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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