22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rome is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 23rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in November; daily highs in Paris reach 12°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip app .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. November in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, you will find days in Prague are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Hősök tere. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Budapest, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Budapest, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul holiday maker website .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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