15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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.
Colosseum and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

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Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Rome is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Campo and Campanile di Giotto. Let the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Duomo di Siena (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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 1st (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then take in panoramic vistas at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of London. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then wander the streets of Westminster, then examine the collection at The Musical Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London online trip planner .

Getting from Florence to London by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Florence in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Musical Museum
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Westminster ©
Westminster

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): wander the streets of New Town, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Dean Village, contemplate the long history of Inchcolm Abbey and Island, and then contemplate the long history of Old Royal High School.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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New Town ©
New Town
Inchcolm Abbey and Island ©
Inchcolm Abbey and Island
Dean Village ©
Dean Village

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.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, and then stop by The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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Getting from Edinburgh to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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