35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
7
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Andrassy Avenue and Central Market Hall. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip builder .

Brisbane, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Budapest is minus 9 hours. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Center of Vienna and Wachau Valley. Get some cultural insight at Melk Abbey and Belvedere Palace. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lesser Town and Lobkowicz Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Beach in Hamr na Jezere (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, don't miss a visit to John Lennon Wall, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and examine the collection at Czech Repubrick.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planning website .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Beach
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Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Cannaregio. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza delle Erbe and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Venice is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica di Santa Croce are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence trip builder tool .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, and then stroll through Spiaggia Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Artigianato Rallo, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and finally examine the collection at Villa Fondi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Positano planning site .

You can drive from Florence to Positano in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of flight, train, and subway. Traveling from Florence in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Positano, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Ravello.

Things to do in Positano

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, Villa Fondi
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Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Do your shopping at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Get some cultural insight at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello travel route builder app .

Ravello is just a short distance from Positano. In September in Ravello, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Civita di Bagnoregio. Step off the beaten path and head to Palatine Hill and Trastevere. Step out of Rome to go to Orvieto and see Duomo di Orvieto, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome online visit planner .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, then take a stroll through El Born, and finally stop by Casa Gispert.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel route planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
El Born ©
El Born

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.
Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ile Saint-Louis and Paris Plage. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Shop till you drop at Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Market. Anne Frank House and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, get curious at Body Worlds, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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