31 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

31 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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31 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip tool .

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) to Eastern European Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Istanbul at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

3
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.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Tower of London for their historical value. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our London travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to London takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Istanbul to London, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lérins Islands and Vieille Ville. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Paul Cezanne’s Studio) and Antibes (Old Town & Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Aix-en-Provence, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto are in your itinerary. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Duomo di Siena, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Florence hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Duomo di Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Theater of Dionysus will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Athens road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

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nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Masada Fortress and The Church of the Annunciation will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tel Aviv side-trips: Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes & Church of the Multiplication), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Masada National Park (in Masada). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Western Wall, explore the fascinating underground world of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, and wander the streets of Jaffa Old City.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv day trip site .

You can fly from Athens to Tel Aviv in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Capernaum, Masada National Park, The Church of the Annunciation, Church of the Primacy of Peter
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Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

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