25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Brighton, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read London online day trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brighton.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Brighton, United Kingdom

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, don't miss a visit to The Lanes, then stop by Gustamps, and finally try out the rides at Brighton Palace Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Shoreham Tollbridge, then admire the verdant scenery at Beachy Head, then stroll through Seven Sisters Country Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliffe High Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brighton trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Brighton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Brighton can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Brighton

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Beachy Head, Shoreham Tollbridge, Seven Sisters Country Park, Cliffe High Street
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Seven Sisters Country Park ©
Seven Sisters Country Park
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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.
Dedicate the 13th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

You can fly from Brighton to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brighton to Barcelona is 1 hour. In May, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Brighton - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome vacation planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Venice to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Marineland, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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