30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Thu), have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Amsterdam. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and finally explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Atomium, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip app .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Belém Tower and Park and National Palace of Pena for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo de S. Jorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, shop like a local with Rossio Square, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in April: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Fundacio Joan Miro. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip website .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get some historical perspective at Chiesa di San Francesco and Chiesa Madre Santa Maria Maggiore. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santuario Madonna dell'Olio and Duomo di Monreale. Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Castelbuono (Chiesa Maria SS. Assunta - Matrice Vecchia & Castello dei Ventimiglia), Chiesa San Giorgio Martire (in Caccamo) and Castello di Vicari (in Vicari). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ruderi della Chiesa della Commenda and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Pietro.

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

You can fly from Barcelona to Palermo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polizzi Generosa, Castelbuono, Santuario Madonna dell'Olio, Duomo di Monreale, Chiesa San Giorgio Martire
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Chiesa Madre Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Chiesa Madre Santa Maria Maggiore
Ruderi della Chiesa della Commenda ©
Ruderi della Chiesa della Commenda

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome planner .

You can fly from Palermo to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Uffizi Galleries and Piazza del Duomo. Explore hidden gems such as Piazza della Signoria and Centro Storico. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, explore the world behind art at Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, and examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Stift Altenburg. Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Karlskirche. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, stroll through Schonbrunn Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche).

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna attractions planner .

You can fly from Florence to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in April, with highs in Vienna at 19°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stift Altenburg
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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