29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Perth, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul route site .

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in March, you will find days in Istanbul are much colder (14°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip maker tool .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Prague day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Budapest in March: highs in Prague hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Venice day trip planning app .

You can fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in March; daily highs in Venice reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online tour planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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 27th (Fri): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Alfama, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In March, Paris is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and then walk around Vondelpark.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from London: Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh), The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Onform London (in Burford). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cotswold Archery, Onform London, Cotswolds Distillery, The Cotswold Brewing Company
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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