22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Heidelberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sky Garden, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, and other attractions.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in London: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Sky Garden
Sky Garden
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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.
You've added Le Marais, Latin Quarter, Arc de Triomphe, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghent.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ghent City Center and Patershol. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of Kraanlei, and browse the exhibits of Gravensteen.

To find traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Ghent trip site .

Take a train from Paris to Ghent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes De 9 Straatjes, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Brouwersgracht, stroll through The Amstel, and then take a stroll through Red Light District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally stop by Van Stapele Koekmakerij.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour planning tool .

Getting from Ghent to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cologne Cathedral as well as Hohenzollern Bridge. On the 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alt St. Alban, then make a trip to Heumarkt, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cologne online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cherry Blossom
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge
Heumarkt ©
Heumarkt

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Ehekarussell and then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hangman's Bridge, stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, then make a trip to Zeppelinfeld, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum).

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip website.

Do a combination of train and flight from Cologne to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites
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DB Museum (German Railway Museum) ©
DB Museum (German Railway Museum)
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

3
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Market Square (Marktplatz), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alte Universitaet, then make a trip to Kornmarkt, and finally get lost in a book at University Library (Universitatsbibliothek).

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Heidelberg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Alte Universitaet ©
Alte Universitaet

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