30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Duomo di Orvieto. Visiting Cascata delle Marmore and Catacombe di San Callisto will get you outdoors. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Civita di Bagnoregio in Civita di Bagnoregio, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker tool .

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Rome is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Yogyakarta to Rome due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Duomo di Pisa. Get some cultural insight at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino), Torre Grossa (in San Gimignano) and Camposanto (in Pisa). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Sant’Antonio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice trip tool .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 16th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle and then hike along Vintgar Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip maker .

Traveling by car from Venice to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in August, expect Ljubljana to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bled, Predjama Castle, Vintgar Gorge
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are in your itinerary. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Albertina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Melk Abbey in Melk (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip maker tool .

Getting from Ljubljana to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) and Salzburg Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg online visit planner .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

5
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Old Town (in Zurich) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ufschotti Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Lucerne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Aletsch Glacier, Old Town
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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