35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. Do some cultural sightseeing at Topkapi Palace and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Irmak Tabiat Parki. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, and explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul route tool .

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Acropolis of Athens and Church of Kapnikarea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, explore the striking landscape at Areopagus, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town and then explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, and then examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik route planner .

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in March; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Spas
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Get some historical perspective at Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock. You'll explore and learn at Jewish Museum in Prague and The Powder Tower. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Channel.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prague online travel planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

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Getting from Prague to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in March, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Arnolfo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Vatican Museums and Palatine Hill. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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.
Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Barceloneta Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll through Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip maker tool .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at National Tile Museum and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos), Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), take a stroll through Alfama, and take in the views from 25 de Abril Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Praia de Carcavelos, Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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