32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
14
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Athens trip maker website.

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 train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then don't miss a visit to Haus der Musik Wien, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Vienna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, take a tour by water with Like a Venetian, then make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online day trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Salzburg in August; daily highs in Venice reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Food Tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini.

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

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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 13th (Thu), walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, get your game on at Virtua, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then stop by Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Traveling from Barcelona in August, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Speed Boats Tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkenny (Rothe House and Garden & Kilkenny Castle). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., walk around St Stephens Green, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Dublin to be little chillier, around 12°C, while days are cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get interesting insight from Tours, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then make a trip to Big Ben, then contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and finally get your game on at Old & New Photography. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the London tour planner.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin in August, you will find days in London are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at ARTIS, then engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, walk around Kongens Have, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, then admire the striking features of Amalienborg, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and finally try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the natural beauty at Millesgarden, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip maker tool.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Millesgarden
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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