20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  7​h
2
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  7​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
4
La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Munich is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, outdoors, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Munich to Lauterbrunnen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Lauterbrunnen to Venice with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 20th (Sun), take a stroll around Vernazza, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santo Stefano, then walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and finally cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monesteroli and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Spezia trip planner .

You can drive from Venice to La Spezia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in La Spezia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cinque Terre
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

few
hours
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can drive from La Spezia to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planning app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bazar Florio (in Amalfi), Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri (in Salerno). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pompeii vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Pompeii by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Pompeii are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Bazar Florio, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, Paestum Ruins
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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