22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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, find something for the whole family at Junibacken, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm online itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. August in Stockholm sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

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 14th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then meet the residents at ARTIS, and then walk around Vondelpark.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally make a trip to Big Ben. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London online vacation planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris online vacation planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Barcelona at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence visit planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Florence to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

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

2
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 29th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in August, you will find days in Budapest are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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