24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

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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 difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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.
On the 13th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in April since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Prater. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at ZOOM Kindermuseum, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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 18th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday tool .

Fly from Vienna to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, walk around St. James's Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Guinness Storehouse and St Stephens Green. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

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Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then contemplate the long history of Belém Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take a stroll through Alfama, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planning app .

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in April; daily highs in Lisbon reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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