19 days in Europe & Machu Picchu Itinerary

19 days in Europe & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  28 h
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 5 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  35 h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Umschlagplatz, then examine the collection at Pawiak Prison Museum, then wander the streets of Praga Polnoc, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Czersk Castle (Zamek Czersk), explore the historical opulence of Muzeum w Nieborowie i Arkadii. Oddział Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Steel Figures, and finally see the interesting displays at Photoplasticon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw itinerary site.

Melbourne, Australia to Warsaw is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In April, Warsaw is a bit cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Czersk Castle (Zamek Czersk), Gallery of Steel Figures, Muzeum w Nieborowie i Arkadii. Oddział Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie
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Pawiak Prison Museum ©
Pawiak Prison Museum
Czersk Castle (Zamek Czersk) ©
Czersk Castle (Zamek Czersk)

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a stroll through Osiedle Giszowiec, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, then contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa - Palac Krzysztofory, and finally examine the collection at Polonia Wax Museum. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location, then explore the historical opulence of Wisnicz Castle Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Kopalnia Soli Bochnia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wisnicz Castle Museum, Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location, Kopalnia Soli Bochnia, Osiedle Giszowiec, Jewish Museum and Synagogue
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Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia ©
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia
Wisnicz Castle Museum ©
Wisnicz Castle Museum

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 a sense of the local culture at Chateau of Vincennes and Memorial De La Shoah. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 1st Arrondissement and Quartier Montparnasse. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, make a trip to Luxembourg Palace, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker tool.

You can fly from Krakow to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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1st Arrondissement ©
1st Arrondissement
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Hopetoun House and The Tenement House are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum on the Mound and Greyfriars Kirkyard. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: St. Michael's Parish Church (in Linlithgow) and The Museum of Piping (in Glasgow). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gladstone's Land, explore the galleries of Jupiter Artland, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Calton Burial Ground, and go for a walk through Water of Leith Walkway.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online day trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in April; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Glasgow, St. Michael's Parish Church
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The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House
St. Michael's Parish Church ©
St. Michael's Parish Church
Hopetoun House ©
Hopetoun House

5
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Do your shopping at Mercado de Artesanias and Machu Picchu market adjacent to the train station. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Intipuncu and Winay Wayna. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Choquequirao Archeological Park, take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, and ponder the world of politics at Serpost.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Edinburgh to Machu Picchu in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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