44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
3
Sachseln, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h
8
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the world behind art at British Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: race across the water with a speed boat tour, then admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London day trip planner

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to London is minus 10 hours. In November, London is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip builder app

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sachseln.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Sachseln, Switzerland

Sachseln ©
Sachseln is a village and municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Fall, see the interesting displays at Sherlock Holmes Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Aare Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

Start your trip to Sachseln by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Paris to Sachseln with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in November: highs in Sachseln hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Sachseln

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Meiringen, Lauterbrunnen
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Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stop by Laderach. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mauritius Church Zermatt, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planning website

Explore your travel options from Sachseln to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Tours Winter Sports
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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 of Modern and Contemporary Art and Musée Marc Chagall will appeal to museum buffs. Rue d'Antibes and Palais Lascaris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: La Croisette (in Cannes) and Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planning site

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Nice takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, train, and bus; or do a combination of tram and train. In November in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Cannes
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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 4th (Tue), admire the striking features of Porta della Carta, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and then make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice online sightseeing planner

You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do your shopping at Mercato Centrale and L'Arte dei Ciompi. Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Sovestro in Poggio vineyard (in San Gimignano), Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti) and Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning website

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Bagno Maurizio, Castello di Verrazzano, Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Museo della Carta will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare) and Positano (Fornillo, Ceramiche Casola, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and stop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello vacation planner

You can drive from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Florence in December, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Sol’Art Ceramiche
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
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.
Vatican Museums and Borghese Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and L'Artigianato. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Oasi Naturista in Lido di Ostia--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

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

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in December, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Oasi Naturista
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
On the 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Casa Marti Els Quatre Gats. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, see the interesting displays at Casa Batlló, then hunt for treasures at La Boqueria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona journey planner

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Rijksmuseum and Verzetsmuseum. For shopping fun, head to De Negen Straatjes or De Kaaskamer. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, meet the residents at Natura Artis Magistra, and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip tool

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle and then take a stroll through Old Town (Stare Mesto). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Town Square, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip builder tool

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Prague hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
On the 24th (Mon), stop by BookCafé - Lotz Hall, take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Danube, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary maker

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Spas
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Belvedere Palace and Augustinerkirche are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, stroll through Schönbrunn Zoo, and stop by Xocolat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Vienna route maker website

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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