23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Athens at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planning app .

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris online travel planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a 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

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
nights
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, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, walk around Kungstradgarden Park, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, and take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm vacation planning tool .

Getting from Prague to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Prague in July, expect Stockholm to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a St. Petersburg trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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