32 days in Europe & Canberra Itinerary

32 days in Europe & Canberra Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Varenna
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Varenna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Canberra, Australia
— 1 night

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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Visit Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museo di Simbologia Massonica. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of Santa Croce and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: San Gimignano (Historic Centre of San Gimignano & La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer) and Pisa (Camposanto & Duomo di Pisa). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 20th (Wed): admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip app.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Venice sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. Let the collections at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and House of Terror Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), and head off the coast to Margaret Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Budapest when traveling from Venice in April, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then have fun and explore at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Powder Tower. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and view the masterpieces at Kunstkomora.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Krakow.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

Krakow, Poland — 4 nights

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dystans Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, pause for some photo ops at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Warsaw.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:

Warsaw, Poland — 2 nights

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then examine the collection at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre.

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

You can fly from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Varenna.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Varenna, Italy — 1 night

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through I Giardini di Villa Melzi, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Carlotta, then steep yourself in history at Forte Montecchio Nord, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo and then get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Varenna online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Warsaw to Varenna. In May in Varenna, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Certosa di Pavia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

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

Traveling by car from Varenna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Canberra.
Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Canberra, Australia — 1 night

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, gain interesting insight with Lanyon Homestead, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra visit planner.

You can fly from Milan to Canberra in 27 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in May, with highs in Canberra at 19°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
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