36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + bus + train + foot + ferry:  10​h
2
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Adnan and Hasan. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Mihrimah Sultan Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and steep yourself in history at Zeyrek Mosque.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Istanbul reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Nana' Positano and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Ravello (San Giovanni del Toro, Centro Storico Ravello, & more), Amalfi (Centro Storico, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, & more) and Scala (Chiesa dell'Annunziata & Cattedrale di San Lorenzo).

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano day trip planning app .

Getting from Istanbul to Positano by combination of shuttle, flight, and train takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Positano is minus 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Scala
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

Make your Rome itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, then wander the streets of La Croisette, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville, enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), then look for gifts at L'Antre des Delices, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cannes travel route planner.

You can fly from Rome to Cannes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, L'Antre des Delices, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parc Guell, get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, then stop by La Talenta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona journey builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros are in your itinerary. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, and take a stroll through Belém Tower.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in June, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and The Paris Catacombs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Artel and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. Step out of Prague with an excursion to Karlstejn Castle in Karlstejn--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Prague attractions planning app .

Fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Do your shopping at Vienna Naschmarkt and Meinl am Graben. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna online tour builder .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
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.
Do your shopping at Central Market Hall and Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop. Visit Halaszbastya and Matthias Church for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest tour builder tool .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Popular historic sites such as Savior on the Spilled Blood and Nevsky Prospekt are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh or Tretyakov's Gallery. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Choral Synagogue, steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace, and explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Budapest in July: highs in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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