24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Piazza della Signoria and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation website .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, walk around Parc Guell, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip app .

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Trinity College Dublin. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Phoenix Park. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, shop like a local with Grafton Street, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, Dublin is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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.
On the 9th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, and then laugh and play at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Dublin to Prague, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dublin in January; daily highs in Prague reach 2°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Prater and then admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Szechenyi Chain Bridge and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Bring the kids along to Halaszbastya and Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and get curious at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Budapest tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kapali Carsi. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and don't miss a visit to Hippodrome (At Meydani).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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