26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Visit Pantheon and Palatine Hill for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Passo Oscuro to see Moai Beach about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome attractions tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rome is minus 9 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello del Trebbio and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Castello di Verrazzano in Greve in Chianti--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, and explore the activities along Seine River.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Tower of London, hunt for treasures at Jamon Jamon Paella, then get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): visit Hampstead, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Red Light District. Change things up with a short trip to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Leidseplein, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Guinness Storehouse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple Bar and Trinity College Dublin. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Grafton Street, stroll around St Stephens Green, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and kick back and relax at Portmarnock Beach.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Popular historic sites such as El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums