28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Modena, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mala strana and Lobkowicz Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Kostel sv. Mikuláše and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, enjoy breathtaking views from Castle District, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Sydney, Australia to Prague is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In December, Prague is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace
Food Tours
Hradcany ©
Hradcany

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and then make a trip to East Side Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at DDR Museum, then don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, then examine the collection at Neues Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Berlin Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 29th (Sun), get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg, then take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Haus der Natur, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur
Residenzgalerie Salzburg ©
Residenzgalerie Salzburg
Untersberg
Untersberg

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Magdalenen-Kapelle, then fly down the slopes at Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Stams. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then hit the slopes at Klettersteig Innsbruck, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Waldrast.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck itinerary planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Maria Waldrast, St. Magdalenen-Kapelle
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
St. Magdalenen-Kapelle ©
St. Magdalenen-Kapelle
Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck ©
Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck

2
nights
Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, then do a tasting at Cantina Albinea Canali, and finally do a tasting at Acetaia San Giacomo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Grande, and then examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Modena online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Modena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, Modena is somewhat warmer than Innsbruck - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Cantina Albinea Canali, Museo Ferrari, Acetaia San Giacomo
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Piazza Grande ©
Piazza Grande
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari

1
night
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 4th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, then take a stroll through Montmartre, and finally take a stroll through Le Marais. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney Studios Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Modena to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Walt Disney Studios Park
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Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 6th (Mon), make a trip to Casino Square, then examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and then steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo road trip site .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Monte-Carlo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, Monte-Carlo is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Monaco-Ville
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Casino Square ©
Casino Square
Vieux Monaco ©
Vieux Monaco
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

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 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, and then examine the collection at Hospital in the Rock. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Monte-Carlo to Budapest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monte-Carlo in January; daily highs in Budapest reach 3°C and lows reach -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

7
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.
Let the collections at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) and Imperial Palace (Hofburg) capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Melk Abbey and Benediktinerstift Göttweig are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Ysperklamm (in Yspertal), Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke (in Apetlon) and Die Kathedralkirche Maria Himmelfahrt (in Sankt Polten). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, do a tasting at Weingut Kolkmann, and step into the grandiose world of Hinterhaus Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Johannesbachklamm, Hinterhaus Castle, Weingut Kolkmann, Ysperklamm, Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Benediktinerstift Göttweig ©
Benediktinerstift Göttweig
Seebenstein Castle ©
Seebenstein Castle

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