38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Paris, France
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h
6
Carcassonne Center, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland

Fiesch in Valais ©
On the 7th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Fiesch-Eggishorn and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fiesch in Valais travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Fiesch in Valais is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Fiesch in Valais is minus 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG ©

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Belém Tower and Castelo de Sao Jorge are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Avenida da Liberdade and Amoreiras Shopping Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castle of the Moors). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Alfama, admire the local landmark of Rossio Square, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, and take a tour by water with Pypas Cruises.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon travel itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fiesch in Valais to Lisbon. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fiesch in Valais to Lisbon. In June in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Portugal Bike
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and La Monnaie. Get some cultural insight at Musical Instruments Museum and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds & Central Station). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, take in nature's colorful creations at Laeken Palace, contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme, and engage your brain at Atomium.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Brussels in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Brussels is 1 hour. In June, Brussels is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie for their historical value. Do your shopping at The Chocolate Line Bruges and Carpentier-Goegebeuer. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, examine the collection at Frietmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in June: highs in Bruges hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Le Marais and Musée d'Orsay. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny--about 1:25 hours away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal), and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bruges in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Carcassonne Medieval City and O'Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fromagerie la Ferme and Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne. Step out of Carcassonne to go to Montsegur and see Chateau de Montsegur, which is approximately 1:20 hours away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Cité de Carcassonne, explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Lastours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne vacation planner.

You can fly from Paris to Carcassonne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chateaux de Lastours, O'Vineyards
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

3
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais des Papes and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Visiting Plage de Piemanson and Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin), Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence), Les Caves Saint Charles SAS (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Le Sentier des Ocres, Les Caves Saint Charles, Chateau de Lourmarin
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

3
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.
Visit Lérins Islands and Rue d'Antibes for their historical value. Head to La Croisette and Marché Forvillefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Nice (Castel Plage & Vieille Ville) and Vinazur - Vins de Provence (in St-Laurent du Var). Next up on the itinerary: stop by 1862 Wines & Spirits.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes online itinerary creator.

Drive from Avignon to Cannes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Avignon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannes, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Nice, VinAzur - Vins de provence
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

5
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.
Visit Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Vatican Museums and Colosseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: examine the collection at St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Campo de' Fiori, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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