23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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 still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

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
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Atomium, then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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 18th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin sightseeing website .

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Old Town Square, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and then take a stroll through Mala strana.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Prague online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Prague to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 28th (Sat): get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Ratto della Sabina.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence route planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

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 ©

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Grand Casino Luzern, & more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zurich journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in September, with highs in Zurich at 22°C and lows at 12°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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