52 days in Europe & Sydney Itinerary

52 days in Europe & Sydney Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights

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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Rome hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest tour website.

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Budapest is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, walk around Prater, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna online trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. November in Vienna sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, make a trip to Mozartplatz, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg visit website.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich attractions planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, Fortress Marienberg, &more) and Rothenburg (Altstadt, Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Stuttgart, Germany

— 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the galleries of Mercedes-Benz Museum, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, then explore the historical opulence of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then sample some tasty brews at L'Echappee Biere, then make a trip to Les Berges de l'ILL, and finally wander the streets of La Petite France. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip website.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more), Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Old Church (in Delft). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, meet the residents at ARTIS, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin online travel route planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Panometer Dresden, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

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

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Dresden to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dresden to Istanbul. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dresden in December since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney route planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Sydney in 22.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Sydney is 7 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9: