31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In September, Rome is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. On your second day here, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning website .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon visit planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

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

Getting from Lisbon to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in September, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Dublin to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. When traveling from Dublin in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at ARTIS, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam driving holiday planning website .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 27th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo. On the next day, examine the collection at The Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

Plan my day in Vienna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then make a trip to Hősök tere, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Budapest travel website .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip tool .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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Food Tours
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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