33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
— 7 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano, then appreciate the history behind Arco della Pace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, then look and learn at Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Milan driving holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Milan is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In January, Milan is colder than Brisbane - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to Kranjska Gora.
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Kranjska Gora, Slovenia — 7 nights

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Visit Katr's House and Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Snow park Kranjska Gora and Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Change things up with these side-trips from Kranjska Gora: Tolmin Castle (in Tolmin), Kobarid (St Mary of the Assumption church & Kozjak Waterfall) and Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora, get great views at Three Country Border, make a trip to Ajdovska Deklica, and identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kranjska Gora trip builder.

Traveling by car from Milan to Kranjska Gora takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Milan in January, expect Kranjska Gora to be a bit cooler, temps between 2°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice journey planner.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Venice in 3 hours. Traveling from Kranjska Gora in January, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Chapel, then make a trip to Big Ben, then hunt for treasures at Borough Market, and finally stop by The Courtauld Gallery. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get advice or help at British Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Vulcan Experience and Walker Art Gallery. Family-friendly places like Snozone and Sefton Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Manchester to go to Liverpool and see Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with National Cycling Centre, look for gifts at Affleck's, Manchester, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Ann's Church, and view the masterpieces at Castlefield Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manchester online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from London to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Manchester sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sun), wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the activities along The Amstel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and finally get curious at Body Worlds.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip website.

You can fly from Manchester to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium — 2 nights

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Korenmarkt, don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Jacobskerk. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ghent itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Ghent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Capital of the North

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Manchester Museum and Science and Industry Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Knowsley Safari. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Wentworth Woodhouse (in Rotherham), Conisbrough Castle (in Conisbrough) and Rufford Old Hall (in Rufford). Enjoy Manchester some more: explore the galleries of Manchester Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Artzu Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dino Kingdom, and see the interesting displays at People's History Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manchester tour website.

Fly from Ghent to Manchester in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Ghent to Manchester, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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