25 days in Italy & Europe Itinerary

25 days in Italy & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Perth, Australia
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  22 h 15 min
End: Perth, Australia

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cupola di San Pietro and Piazza Venezia. Pantheon and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planning tool.

Perth, Australia to Rome is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Rome due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
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Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Loggia della Mercanzia, view the masterpieces at Galleria Gagliardi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino, then steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, then take in the exciting artwork at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Via di Citta, contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Salimbeni, and finally steep yourself in history at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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Church of Sant'Agostino ©
Church of Sant'Agostino
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni

2
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For photos and more tourist information, read Florence road trip website.

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

3
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Vernazza. Parrocchia Di San Martino and Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta will appeal to history buffs. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Camogli (Castello Della Dragonara & Camogli - San Rocco - Punta Chiappa Trail). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giovanni Battista, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Riomaggiore, admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and steep yourself in history at Oratorio di San Rocco.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Camogli, Parrocchia Di San Martino
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

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 12th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Torre dell'Orologio, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, stop by Cannaregio, explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, then admire the striking features of Venetian Arsenal, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Campanile ©
St Mark's Campanile
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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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 (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, then contemplate the long history of Citadel, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Budapest vacation maker site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Venice to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Venice in October, expect Budapest to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Hotel Scooters, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, and finally get curious at Body Worlds.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Budapest to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds
De Duif ©
De Duif

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Wannsee, then take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Neues Palais, and finally head outdoors with Karl Foerster Garten. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, then stop by Mitte, and finally wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Potsdam, Karl Foerster Garten
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Strandbad Wannsee ©
Strandbad Wannsee
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sainte-Chapelle and Montmartre. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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