26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Lyon, France
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Get outdoors at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Heiliggeistkirche.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich vacation maker .

Fly from Paris to Munich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Paris in September since evenings lows in Munich dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Starnberger See, Schloss Schleissheim
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Schloss Schleissheim ©
Schloss Schleissheim
Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum ©
Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trümmelbachfälle and Lotschentaler Museum. Get outdoors at Aletsch Glacier and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Get out of town with these interesting Lauterbrunnen side-trips: Trummer Woodcarving (in Adelboden), Lotschental Valley (in Blatten) and Stockhorn (in Erlenbach im Simmental). There's lots more to do: hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, stroll through North face Trail, head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and don't miss a visit to Lauterbrunnen Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen tour builder app .

Explore your travel options from Munich to Lauterbrunnen with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trummer Woodcarving, Lotschentaler Museum, Spiezer Rundwanderweg, Stockhorn
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lotschentaler Museum ©
Lotschentaler Museum

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, contemplate the long history of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, then take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and finally admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palais Lascaris and Musee du Parfum Fragonard. Visiting Promenade du Paillon and Baou de Saint Jeannet will get you outdoors. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Eglise de Biot in Biot, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, and get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lyon in September since evenings lows in Nice dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Haut de Cagnes, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Musee du Parfum Fragonard, Ville medieval
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Ville medieval ©
Ville medieval

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 23rd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Groppo, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, then admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre route builder .

You can drive from Nice to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chiesa Di San Pietro ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Groppo ©
Groppo

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.
Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Villa Farnesina capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Colle Aventino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Rome in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tarquinia, St. Peter's Basilica, Duomo di Orvieto, Villa d'Este, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miniaci Art Gallery and Monte Faito e Panorama. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 23°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Monte Faito e Panorama
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Catacombe di San Callisto ©
Catacombe di San Callisto
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola ©
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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