30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Stonehenge has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read London online travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to London is minus 10 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in London at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, look for gifts at Myconceptstore, then take a stroll through Laugavegur, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik planner .

You can fly from London to Reykjavik in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London in January, things will get little chillier in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, browse the collection at Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Zurich in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lucerne, Titlis
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4. See some other sides of London: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museums, and explore the wide array of goods at Harrods.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read London travel route planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You will leave for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
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Camden Market ©
Camden Market
Madame Tussauds London ©
Madame Tussauds London
Room Escape Games

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