36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, find something for the whole family at Divo Ostrov, explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace, and examine the collection at Skansen.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip website .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in London are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
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: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary builder website .

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Dublin are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon journey maker site .

Getting from Dublin to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in September, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip builder .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lesser Town, make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, and then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Florence to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Prague is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and make a trip to Halaszbastya.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest route builder app .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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