30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Nantes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, 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.
For shopping fun, head to North Laine or Gustamps. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. Take a break from London with a short trip to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in Kew, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the views from Tower Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, and steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in August since evenings lows in London dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and stroll through Paris Plage.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Aquitaine, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Blaye. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, then learn about winemaking at La Maison du Vigneron de Sauternes, and then stop by Sophie's Store.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux travel route builder .

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

La Maison du Vigneron de Sauternes, Chateau Cantenac
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
La Maison du Vigneron de Sauternes ©
La Maison du Vigneron de Sauternes

2
nights
Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 25th (Sat), wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, see the interesting displays at Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally take a stroll through Village de Trentemoult. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castle of Tiffauges and then stroll through La Maison de la Riviere.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nantes trip planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Nantes by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Nantes, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La Maison de la Riviere, Chateau de Tiffauges
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Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
La Maison de la Riviere ©
La Maison de la Riviere

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and then cool off at Alberto Beach. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila "La Pedrera", and finally take a stroll through Ciutat Vella.

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Fly from Nantes to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nantes in August; daily highs in Barcelona reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Alberto Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market (Mercado Central), browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Bonaire, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and finally see the interesting displays at Lladro Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa de la Patacona and then engage your brain at City of the Arts and Sciences.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Valencia online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Centro Comercial Bonaire, Playa de la Patacona
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

1
night
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 31st (Fri), look for gifts at La Bottega nella Roccia, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caccamo, stop by eurako confetti di marcellino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo. On your second day here, pick up some local products at Mercato Ballaro, tour the water at your own pace with Occhio Al Boma - Escursioni in Barca a Vela, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giuseppe dei Teatini.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palermo road trip planning website .

Fly from Valencia to Palermo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Caccamo, eurako confetti di marcellino
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Castello di Caccamo ©
Castello di Caccamo
San Giuseppe dei Teatini ©
San Giuseppe dei Teatini

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Posillipo, then identify plant and animal life at Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta, and then wander the streets of Chiaia. On your second day here, shop like a local with Via Toledo, stop by Fashion Victim Store, wander the streets of Spaccanapoli, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip planning app .

Fly from Palermo to Naples in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Posillipo ©
Posillipo

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and Officine Creative Roma. Visiting Sabbianera Super Beach and Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare will get you outdoors. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Sabaudia (Spiaggia di Torre Paola & Duna 31.5). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rome vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sabaudia, Vatican City, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Sabbianera Super Beach
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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