36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Durham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 h 30 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
10
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
12
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 30 min
14
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
15
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
16
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Adelaide, Australia

3
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
We've included these beaches for you: Pensarn Beach and West Shore Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at York Minster and York Shambles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Liverpool Cathedral (in Liverpool), Great Orme (in Llandudno) and National Railway Museum (in York).

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Manchester is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 9 hours. In September in Manchester, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

York, Llandudno, Pensarn Beach, Liverpool Cathedral
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

3
nights
Durham, United Kingdom

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Durham Heritage Coast, then take a tour by water with Browns Rowing Boats, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durham Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandsend Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Whitby Abbey.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Durham holiday maker app .

You can take a train from Manchester to Durham in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Durham, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Whitehaven.

Things to do in Durham

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Whitby
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle

3
nights
Whitehaven, United Kingdom

Whitehaven ©
Whitehaven is a town and port on the coast of Cumbria, England. Take a break from the city and head to Buttermere and Tarn Hows. Muncaster Castle and Lakeland Motor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Whitehaven's surroundings by going to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead), Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve (in Barrow-in-Furness) and Hardknott Roman Fort (in Eskdale). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Silecroft Beach and stroll through Seascale Beach.

Plan my trip to Whitehaven with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Durham to Whitehaven by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Whitehaven

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarn Hows, Silecroft Beach, Muncaster Castle, Buttermere Lake, Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and St. Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at English Garden and Strandbad St. Alban. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take a stroll through Haidhausen, and see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Whitehaven to Munich in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Whitehaven to Munich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Strandbad St. Alban
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, tour the water at your own pace with Flying Dutch Boats, then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and finally wander the streets of Brouwersgracht.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam itinerary site .

You can fly from Munich to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Munich in October, Amsterdam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Flying Dutch Boats ©
Flying Dutch Boats

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visit Strandbad Tegeler See and Strandbar Mitte for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg) and East Side Gallery. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Pergamon Museum, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and stroll through Zoo Berlin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin road trip planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Strandbad Tegeler See ©
Strandbad Tegeler See
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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.
On the 11th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Old Town Square. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then head outdoors with Prague for Two, and then admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Magio Beach and then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Prague to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Magio Beach ©
Magio Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Danube and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then kick back and relax at Znjan beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Split takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Split: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 18th (Thu), take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Dubrovnik Cable Car, then explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Stradun, then examine the collection at War Photo Limited, then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and finally step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik online journey builder .

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

1
night
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 20th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Florence takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
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The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning site .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum

1
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church and then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich attractions planner .

You can fly from Rome to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning site .

Take a train from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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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 25th (Thu), examine the collection at Apsley House and then wander the streets of Hampstead. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and then explore the activities along Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in London sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Hampstead ©
Hampstead
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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