21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  34 h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
8
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've added Fraumünster Church, Bahnhofstrasse, Old Town, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, stop by Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Zurich, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mt Pilatus
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 11th (Wed), sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then make a trip to The Royal Mile. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat and then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip builder app.

Fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London itinerary app.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Madrid holiday maker app.

You can fly from London to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Acueduct of Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip builder website.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa road trip website.

Getting from Florence to Pisa by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

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You can fly from Pisa to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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