33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
6
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Istanbul, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at Memento Park, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in August, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jewish Museum in Prague and Prasna brana. Visit Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, wander the streets of Lesser Town, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ca' d'Oro. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice visit planner.

Getting from Prague to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in September; daily highs in Venice reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planning website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Villa Rufolo and Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Fornillo, Walk of the Gods, & more).

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ravello day trip planning site .

Do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker app .

Do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then walk around Parc Guell, and then examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online travel planner .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vasa Museum and Skansen. You'll explore and learn at Royal Palace and Royal Armory. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace, see the interesting displays at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, take an in-depth tour of Nordiska museet, and step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Stockholm by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Stockholm is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Savior on the Spilled Blood and The Bath Block. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and make a trip to Palace Square.

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

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

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