35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grote Markt and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidseplein. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Delft and see Old Church, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bloemenmarkt.

Before you visit Amsterdam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Amsterdam, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Amsterdam to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Do your shopping at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, visit Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
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Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Dublin Castle. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Grafton Street, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, make a trip to Temple Bar, and admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin day trip site.

Fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 27th (Sat), make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In May, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 29th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stop by El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then don't miss a visit to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Centro Storico di Siena. Step out of Florence with an excursion to San Francesco in Siena--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile. On the next day, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in June, things will get slightly colder in Salzburg: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Powder Tower, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Vrtba Garden. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel svatého Jiljí.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Prague trip builder app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Prague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.
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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.
Head to Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Central Market Hallfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest vacation planner.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Prague, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and then look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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