35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Hephaestus and Church of Kapnikarea. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, stroll through Philopappos Hill, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary 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 difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Athens to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Welcome to Rome. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are in your itinerary. Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, and pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Museo di Castelvecchio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, & more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice tour builder tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Prieure du Vieux Logis. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Abbey of Thoronet. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Gorges de Pennafort in Callas--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, make a trip to Place Massena, ponder the design of Fontaine du Soleil, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Venice to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Abbaye du Thoronet, Gorges de Pennafort
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Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Palau de Lloctinent. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Born, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, steep yourself in history at Ciutat Vella, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Barcelona are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alcazar de Segovia and Museo Sorolla. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid holiday maker tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

Discover how to plan a Paris trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in March, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Palace of Tears. Bring the kids along to Victory Column (Siegessaule) and Natural History Museum Berlin. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and contemplate the waterfront views at Obersee.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner .

Fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, then admire the masterpieces at Neue Pinakothek, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Heiliggeistkirche.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munich attractions planning website .

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

4
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 Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sultanahmet District and Basilica Cistern. Change things up with these side-trips from Istanbul: Ulu Cami (in Bursa) and Sapanca Lake (in Sapanca). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Little Hagia Sophia, explore the activities along Halic, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Munich to Istanbul by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in April; daily highs in Istanbul reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ulu Cami, Sapanca Lake
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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