12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and then take a stroll through Plaka. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, thensteep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, thentake an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. October in Athens sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, thenstroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the next day, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, make a trip to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, thencontemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Athens to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in October since evenings lows in Rome dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in October: highs in Venice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris visit planner.

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in London are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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