33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
9
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Southampton, United Kingdom
— 1 night
End: Southampton, United Kingdom

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque de Monserrate, Castelo dos Mouros, Palacio Nacional de Sintra, and other attractions you added. Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora and Museum of National Republican Guard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Lisbon to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra
Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora ©
Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Las Alhajas Palacio and Casita Museo de Raton Perez. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paseo de la Castellana and La Real Botica de la Reina Madre. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atletico de Madrid Museum, explore the world behind art at Sala Alcala 31, take an in-depth tour of Museo Taurino, and engage your brain at Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales ©
Paseo de la Castellana ©
Paseo de la Castellana
Las Alhajas Palacio ©
Las Alhajas Palacio

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 27th (Tue), shop like a local with Botique Museo Lladro. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, take an in-depth tour of Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina, examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Grail, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina).

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You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Valencia hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Vicens and Casa Museu Gaudí. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Museu d'Història de Catalunya. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Santa Cueva de Montserrat in Montserrat, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, get to know the fascinating history of Barri de Gracia, and walk around Parque del Laberint d'Horta.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip app .

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cueva de Montserrat
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Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Casa Vicens ©
Casa Vicens
Museu d'Història de Catalunya ©
Museu d'Història de Catalunya

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Decumani di Napoli ©
Decumani di Napoli
Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro ©
Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro
Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno ©
Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno

3
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.
Visit Piazza del Campidoglio and Colle Aventino for their historical value. Villa Farnesina and Foro di Cesare are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, and explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio
Villa Farnesina ©
Villa Farnesina
Foro di Cesare ©
Foro di Cesare

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at San Gimignano 1300 and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza del Duomo and Corridoio Vasariano. Change things up with a short trip to Torre e Casa Campatelli in San Gimignano (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa di Dante, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, and browse the exhibits of Museo degli Innocenti.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico ©
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Murano, Burano & Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour as well as Santa Croce. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and Palazzo Mocenigo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of San Pantalon and Campo Santa Margherita. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Salvador, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo San Salvador, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute ©
Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Palazzo Mocenigo ©
Palazzo Mocenigo

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Atelier des Lumieres and Musee des Arts et Metiers. Get some cultural insight at 1st Arrondissement and Chateau of Vincennes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (St. Maclou's Church, Gros-Horloge, & more) and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, get engrossed in the history at Musee des Egouts, steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste de Belleville, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Chateau of Vincennes, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
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1st Arrondissement ©
1st Arrondissement
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre

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.
Museum of Brands and Kenwood House will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Somerset House and The London Film Museum - Covent Garden. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of London Docklands, take a stroll through Little Venice, and make a trip to Nelson's Column.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Southampton.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kenwood House ©
Kenwood House
Museum of London Docklands ©
Museum of London Docklands
Somerset House ©
Somerset House

1
night
Southampton, United Kingdom

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Southampton vacation maker app .

Traveling by train from London to Southampton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Southampton, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites
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St Michael's Church ©
St Michael's Church
Westgate Hall ©
Westgate Hall
The Watergate Ruin ©
The Watergate Ruin

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