32 days in Sydney & Western Europe Itinerary

32 days in Sydney & Western Europe Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Caen, France
— 2 nights
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Nantes, France
— 1 night
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Sydney, Australia — 1 night

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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. You will leave for London on the 9th (Tue).
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Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Piccadilly Circus, WIlliam Wallace Memorial, St. James's Park, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as BrakeAway Bike Tours and St. Paul's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, admire the striking features of Tower of London, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the London vacation maker app.

Fly from Sydney to London in 25 hours. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Paris, France — 3 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.
You've added Palace of Versailles, Place de la Bastille, Champs-Elysees, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Place des Vosges and Parc Monceau. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Caen.
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Caen, France — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Caen. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Abbaye aux Hommes, delve into the distant past at Chateau de Caen, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, then take in nature's colorful creations at La Colline aux Oiseaux, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Caen journey planner.

Getting from Paris to Caen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nantes.
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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Nantes, France — 1 night

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantes road trip app.

Traveling by car from Caen to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Nantes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Toulouse.
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Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

Toulouse, France — 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Grand Rond, examine the collection at Museum of natural History, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Victor Hugo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Etienne, then shop like a local with Hotel d'Assezat, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Quai de la Daurade.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Toulouse trip planner.

You can fly from Nantes to Toulouse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Placa d'Espanya and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Room Escape Games in Sabadell, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, get curious at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Toulouse to Barcelona in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Valencia.
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Valencia, Spain — 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats and Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Barrio del Carmen, examine the collection at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Juan del Hospital, and steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral.

Plan a Valencia trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Valencia are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Mirador del Valle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Alcantara Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid journey site.

Traveling by train from Valencia to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Barrio Santa Cruz and Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, look for gifts at Productos de la Sierra, and contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Seville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ribeira do Porto and Beer Tastings & Tours. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, walk around Parque da Cidade, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Porto. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seville in May; daily highs in Porto reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Miradouro da Senhora do Monte and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Obidos Village (in Obidos), Museu do Hospital e das Caldas (in Caldas da Rainha) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), don't miss a visit to Rossio Train Station, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lisbon holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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