33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  3 h 15 min
6
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
10
Val d'Isere, France
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  38 h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alcazar of Segovia and San Martin Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Mirador del Valle & Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes), Iglesia de Santa Coloma (in Albendiego) and Avila (Palacio de Polentinos & The Four Posts). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

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

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Madrid due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Iglesia de Santa Coloma, Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra, Alcazar of Segovia
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay and then see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at IWM Duxford and King's College Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester) and Pitt Rivers Museum (in Oxford). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and hunt for treasures at Camden Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

King's College Chapel, IWM Duxford, Winchester Cathedral, Pitt Rivers Museum
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip planning tool.

Getting from London to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ghent
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Room Escape Games
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, walk around Vondelpark, and then visit The Jordaan.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam visit planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt, then take a stroll through HafenCity, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Jungfernstieg and then examine the collection at International Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
International Maritime Museum ©
International Maritime Museum
HafenCity ©
HafenCity

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke) and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen day trip planner.

Fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Potsdam's Gardens (in Potsdam). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Neues Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Deutsches Historisches Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin journey planning tool.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Potsdam's Gardens
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Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum
Room Escape Games
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then examine the collection at Alte Hofhaltung, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Altenburg.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Val d'Isere.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg
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Altenburg
Altenburg
Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände ©
Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) ©

5
nights
Val d'Isere, France

Val d'Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region) in southeastern France. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snowtubing Tignes and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Val d'Isere: Macot-la-Plagne (Reflex Ski School & La Plagne), SnowLimits Ski School (in Courchevel) and Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Tania (in La Tania). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at St Martin de Belleville and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Val d'Isere trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Val d'Isere in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Val d'Isere

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Macot-la-Plagne, Courchevel, St Martin de Belleville, Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Snowtubing Tignes ©
Snowtubing Tignes
La Plagne ©
La Plagne

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