26 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

26 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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26 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
5
Kissamos, Greece
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Perth, Australia

3
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've added Proletariat, Mezzrow, On The Rocks, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to New York City. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in February; daily highs in New York City reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Park Slope
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The Up & Up ©
The Up & Up
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Free Tours by Foot ©
Free Tours by Foot

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes The Ginstitute, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and other attractions you added. Westminster Abbey and North Laine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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You can fly from New York City to London in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in London, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

North Laine
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The Ginstitute ©
The Ginstitute
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Greenwich ©
Greenwich

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.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and then wander the streets of Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then take a stroll through Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip app .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Trastevere. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kissamos.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Kissamos, Greece

Kissamos ©
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at Ancient Olive Tree, then enjoy the sand and surf at Glika Nera Beach, and then delve into the distant past at The Ancient City Lissos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Kissamos and then take in the dramatic natural features at Agia Irini Gorge.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kissamos online tour planner .

Getting from Rome to Kissamos by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Kissamos is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Kissamos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sougia, Glika Nera Beach, Elafonisi Viewpoint, Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, Ancient Olive Tree
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Glika Nera Beach ©
Glika Nera Beach
Agia Irini Gorge ©
Agia Irini Gorge
Agios Georgios Byzantine Church ©
Agios Georgios Byzantine Church

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town, take a stroll through Niederdorf, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary website .

Getting from Kissamos to Zurich by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kissamos to Zurich. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kissamos in March: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Halaszbastya and Hősök tere. Popular historic sites such as Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagyvillam Ski Slope (in Visegrad) and Ram Szakadek (in Domos). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Margaret Island, get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, get outside with City Park Városliget, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sas Hill Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nagyvillam Ski Slope, Ram Szakadek
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Stephen's Cathedral and Ringstrasse. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and make a trip to Rathausplatz.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vienna road trip site .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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