42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  29 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
10
Hannover, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney, Australia


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5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and Buckingham Palace. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, examine the collection at The British Museum, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London travel planning app.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Peter, squeeze the most out of the city with Stratford Town Walk, then make a trip to Guy's Cliffe, and finally don't miss a visit to Charlecote Mill.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from London to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Warwick
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Guy's Cliffe ©
Guy's Cliffe
Charlecote Mill ©
Charlecote Mill
The Church of St Peter ©
The Church of St Peter

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the ancient world of West Kennet Avenue, contemplate the long history of West Kennet Long Barrow, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glastonbury Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, and then explore the galleries of American Museum & Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bath itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glastonbury, Avebury
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
West Kennet Long Barrow ©
West Kennet Long Barrow

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Montjuic Castle. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Getting from Bath to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums 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
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville. Visit Catedral de Sevilla and Capilla de los Marineros for their historical value. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Seville online tour planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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.
Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight 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. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and make a trip to Forum of Augustus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome route builder tool.

Fly from Seville to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and The Baptistery of St. John. Let the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Take Me Out in Tuscany in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence route planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
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.
Visit Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Venice is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg and then don't miss a visit to Townhall. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, and then admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg sightseeing planner.

Getting from Venice to Hamburg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamburg, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hannover.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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hours
Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Herrenhaeuser Garten.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hannover trip builder tool.

Getting from Hamburg to Hannover by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hannover can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks
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Herrenhaeuser Garten ©
Herrenhaeuser Garten

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Church and Asamkirche are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, get engrossed in the history at Bavarian National Museum, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, and admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

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

Traveling by flight from Hannover to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hannover in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Munich, with lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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