22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, stop by Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Athens trip builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Athens is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome road trip app.

Getting from Athens to Rome by combination of subway and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in November since evenings lows in Rome dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

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
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.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the galleries of Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

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

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

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

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 8th (Sun), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Venice - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On your second day here, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 12th (Thu): stop by Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Vrtba Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online visit planner.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In November, Prague is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava ©
Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna trip maker.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Vienna sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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 16th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and stop by Ortakoy.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul journey builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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