13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
day
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and finally stop by A Outra Face da Lua.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Lisbon. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Feira da Ladra ©
Feira da Ladra

1
day
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

2
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.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally stop by Cellarer. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Scuba & Snorkeling
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): wander the streets of Le Marais, then look for gifts at Pari Roller, and then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris tour planning website .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Paris is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

2
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, then hunt for treasures at Marche provencal, then look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, and finally wander the streets of La Croisette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): pick up some local products at Marche Forville, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice tour builder .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Shopping Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannes, Marche provencal, Scuba & Snorkeling, VinAzur - Vins de provence
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville
VinAzur - Vins de provence ©
VinAzur - Vins de provence

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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, stop by Officine Creative Roma, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip builder website .

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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