21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, wander the streets of Gran Via, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and finally examine the collection at Museo Del Romanticismo. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Templarios y Otras Ordenes Militares, pause for some serene contemplation at San Roman Church, then contemplate the long history of Puerta del Sol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Madrid, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Toledo
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Museo Cerralbo ©
Museo Cerralbo
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla
San Roman Church ©
San Roman Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Pantheon and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Necropolis.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 24th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then walk around Hohenpark Killesberg, and finally explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, admire the striking features of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, and then stroll around Neckar Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip maker website .

You can fly from Rome to Stuttgart in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in September, things will get a bit cooler in Stuttgart: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Staatsgalerie ©
Staatsgalerie

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gemaldegalerie and Potsdam's Gardens. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Palace of Tears. Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Neues Palais in Potsdam--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, admire the architecture and history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, wander the streets of Mitte, and make a trip to Potsdamer Platz.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Stuttgart to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Potsdam
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Gemaldegalerie ©
Gemaldegalerie
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): snap pictures at Alcantara Bridge, then examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid online attractions planner .

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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