30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Saviour. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Denmark and then take a stroll through Stroeget.

Before you visit Copenhagen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Copenhagen to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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.
On the 26th (Thu), stop by FreyWille. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then look for gifts at Xocolat, then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Copenhagen in December since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 0°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem and then wander the streets of Old Town Square. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, browse the exhibits of Lobkowicz Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle.

Make your Prague itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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 31st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere and then stop by Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally look for gifts at Raggio Veneziano. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Moon, then look for gifts at BrAgora, and then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel planning website .

Getting from Budapest to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, Venice is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Blue Moon
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. On the next day, kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno and then learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Beaches

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at V Lounge Beach Club and Nuova Pineta Pinetina. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, kick back and relax at Mediterranea, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome travel itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

8
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, stop by Canvas, take a stroll through Ermou Street, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder tool .

Getting from Rome to Athens by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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