34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Perth, Australia

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 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam route planner.

Perth, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Perth in August, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

3
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cologne Cathedral and Burg Eltz. Step out of the city life by going to Nordbahntrasse and Drachenfels. Explore Dusseldorf's surroundings by going to Cologne (Koelner Zoo, Hohenzollern Bridge, & more) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade and wander the streets of Konigallee.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf trip planner .

Drive from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cologne, Eltz Castle, Nordbahntrasse, Drachenfels, Reichsburg Cochem
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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Koelner Zoo ©
Koelner Zoo
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Alfama. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nosso Tejo will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of National Republican Guard, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planning site .

Fly from Dusseldorf to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Platja de Canyelles. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Cala Banys (in Lloret de Mar) and Begur (Playa Sa Riera & L'illa Roja). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in August since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Begur
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
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 25th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lido Di Camaiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip builder .

Fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Barcelona in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lido Di Camaiore ©
Lido Di Camaiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre Trails and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip planner .

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then take a stroll through Trastevere, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome planner .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 1st (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, then steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava, and then stroll through Punta Rata Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Split driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Rome to Split in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Church Of St. Roch, Punta Rata Beach
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River Rafting & Tubing
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

1
night
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hvar day trip planning app .

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Stari Grad Plain
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Stari Grad Plain ©
Stari Grad Plain

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Kasuni Beach. Diocletian's Palace and Riva Harbor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Split with an excursion to Trogir Historic Site in Trogir--about 46 minutes away. On the 7th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Explore Split further: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bacvice Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split journey planning tool .

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildpark, and then make a splash at Burscheider Bad. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bergbau-Wanderweg Muttental.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dusseldorf trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Split to Dusseldorf takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Split in September: high temperatures in Dusseldorf hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cologne, Burscheider Bad, Bergbau-Wanderweg Muttental
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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Burscheider Bad ©
Burscheider Bad
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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