41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
5
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
7
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
14
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
15
Pamplona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
16
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
17
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Spire, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally walk around Phoenix Park.

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

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Zadar is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Paseo Maritimo, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zadar trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Zadar in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Dublin to Zadar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect Zadar to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

7
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Venture out of the city with trips to Senj (Nehaj Castle & Lukovo Beach), Rastoke (in Slunj) and Bear Sanctuary (in Kuterevo). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Senj, Northern Velebit National Park, Rastoke, Bear Sanctuary
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb road trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

3
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, appreciate the history behind Cumil, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bratislava, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Zagreb to Bratislava in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Stephansplatz, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Aare River, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Egelsee. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Vienna to Bern by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Vienna in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bern, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Shopping
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Aare River
Aare River
Egelsee ©
Egelsee
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then stop by Oreficeria Boscolo Gioie, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bern to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Venice is somewhat warmer than Bern - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): meet the residents at Marineland and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nice online trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

1
night
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 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Las Ramblas, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, pick up some local products at La Ribera Market, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bilbao trip site.

You can fly from Madrid to Bilbao in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Bilbao hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Room Escape Games
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

3
nights
Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Encierro, admire the striking features of Catedral de Pamplona, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza del Castillo.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamplona online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Pamplona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pamplona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Catedral de Pamplona ©
Catedral de Pamplona
Parque Natural Urbasa Andia ©
Parque Natural Urbasa Andia
Parroquia San Lorenzo ©
Parroquia San Lorenzo

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then wander the streets of Dalt Vila, and finally kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Pamplona to Ibiza Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pamplona in August since evenings lows in Ibiza Town dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Eulalia del Rio
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

3
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Catedral Primada, then admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Ibiza Town, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Acueduct of Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol

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