39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Bolzano, Italy
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to London 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 Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get colder in London: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Scott Monument.

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You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

4
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Petrinska rozhledna, get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace.

Make your Prague itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Prague is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

5
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna online attractions planner .

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) ©

6
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest itinerary website .

You can drive from Salzburg to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
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Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

4
nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Get out of town with these interesting Bolzano side-trips: MUSE - Science Museum (in Trento), Malcesine (Mountbaldo & Scaliger Castle in Malcesine) and Terme Merano (in Merano). The adventure continues: admire the engineering at Diga del Vajont, examine the collection at Museo Canova, and steep yourself in history at Duomo Maria Assunta.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bolzano day trip planning site .

You can drive from Budapest to Bolzano in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Budapest in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bolzano: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Palermo.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Malcesine, Museo Canova, Diga del Vajont, MUSE - Science Museum, Terme Merano
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step out of Palermo with an excursion to Duomo di Monreale in Monreale--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Palermo journey maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bolzano to Palermo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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