22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , thenget engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Istanbul. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

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 1st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), thensteep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Budapest, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, thenexplore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, thensteep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, thenadmire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online road trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then walk around Vondelpark. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

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
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 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, thentake some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On the next day, stop by Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, don't miss a visit to Stockholm City Hall, and explore the engaging exhibits at Junibacken.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip site.

You can fly from Prague to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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