15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  9​h
2
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

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 9th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Amsterdam, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in September since evenings lows in Amsterdam dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Relax by the water at Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ravello online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Amsterdam to Ravello takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in September; daily highs in Ravello reach 30°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Spiaggia Lannio
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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.
Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pantheon, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and steep yourself in history at Foro di Augusto.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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 17th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
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.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice trip maker website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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