36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  28​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Orvieto, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fundacio Mona, Primate Sanctuary and Camino de Ronda. Get outdoors at La Fageda d'en Jorda and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Patronat Call de Girona (in Girona), Peratallada (in Peratallada) and Jardins de Cap Roig esculrures (in Calella de Palafrugell). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Recaredo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Marti Provencals, kick back and relax at Platja de la Nova Icaria, and contemplate the long history of Circ Roma.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary website .

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Barcelona. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Recaredo, La Fageda d'en Jorda, Parish Church of Sant Roma, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, Camino de Ronda
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Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia
La Fageda d'en Jorda ©
La Fageda d'en Jorda
Camino de Ronda ©
Camino de Ronda

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Natuurcentrum De Maashorst and Vogelreservaat Polder IJdoorn. Visiting Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and Strand Egmond aan Zee will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Strand van Wijk aan Zee (in Wijk aan Zee), Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek) and Kasteel Doorwerth (in Doorwerth). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Jewish Corner, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to De Gooyer Windmill.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Amsterdam at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Natuurcentrum De Maashorst, Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, Strand van Wijk aan Zee, Airborne Cemetery, Strand Egmond aan Zee
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Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
Portuguese Synagogue ©
Portuguese Synagogue
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MedvEdarium and Památník Terezín - Národní hřbitov. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lidice Memorial and The Vrtba Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Prague side-trips: Hrad Kost (in Sobotka) and Historic Centre of Kutna Hora (in Kutna Hora). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Prague for Two, brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Památník Terezín - Národní hřbitov, Kost, Historic Centre of Kutna Hora, Lidice Memorial, MedvEdarium
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The Vrtba Garden ©
The Vrtba Garden
Historic Centre of Kutna Hora ©
Historic Centre of Kutna Hora

3
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Langbathseen and Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen. Popular historic sites such as Parish of the Assumption and Hallstatt Lutheran Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hallstatt: Johannesbergkapelle (in Traunkirchen), Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee (in Bad Aussee) and Traunsee (in Gmunden). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cumberland Wildpark Tierpark Grunau, take in the dramatic scenery at Waldbachstrub Waterfall, stroll through Badestrand Hallstatt, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hallstatt trip maker app .

You can drive from Prague to Hallstatt in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Traunkirchen, Cumberland Wildpark Tierpark Grunau, Lake Attersee, Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee, Traunsee
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Waldbachstrub Waterfall ©
Waldbachstrub Waterfall
Langbathseen ©
Langbathseen
Cumberland Wildpark Tierpark Grunau ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, take a stroll through Campo Santa Margherita, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvador, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, then head off the coast to Giudecca, and finally wander the streets of Santa Croce.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Venice are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca
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Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Church of Santa Maria e San Donato ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monumento a Giuseppe Garibaldi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero, and finally learn about winemaking at Cantina 5 Terre.

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Getting from Venice to Cinque Terre by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Wineries Historic Sites
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Cantina 5 Terre ©
Cantina 5 Terre

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, browse the exhibits of Palazzo Strozzi, take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, then admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Arnolfo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Greve in Chianti
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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine
Enoteca Falorni ©
Enoteca Falorni
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico ©

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro alla Magione Church, steep yourself in history at Porta Romana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, then steep yourself in history at Oratorio di San Bernardino e Museo Diocesano, then steep yourself in history at Loggia della Mercanzia, and finally don't miss a visit to Via di Citta.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Siena online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Orvieto.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites
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San Pietro alla Magione Church ©
San Pietro alla Magione Church
Loggia della Mercanzia ©
Loggia della Mercanzia

1
night
Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Repubblica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Giovenale, then get to know the fascinating history of Rocca Albornoziana, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orvieto travel app .

Drive from Siena to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites
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Sant'Andrea, Orvieto ©
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale
Rocca Albornoziana ©
Rocca Albornoziana

5
nights
Positano, Italy

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Masseria Farm Experience and Monastero di San Paolo. Get outdoors at Monte Faito e Panorama and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Ravello (Ravello - Atrani Walk & Ravello-Minori Walk), Sorrento (Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, Cattedrale di Sorrento, & more) and Amalfi (Valle dei Mulini, Centro Storico, & more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, look for gifts at Nana' Positano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Positano online route maker .

Drive from Orvieto to Positano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Orvieto in October, Positano is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Ravello, Monte Faito e Panorama
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento
Monastero di San Paolo ©
Monastero di San Paolo

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), delve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare, explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, then steep yourself in history at Monte Palatino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Prassede, and finally stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Bunker Soratte, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colle Aventino, and finally pause for some photo ops at Verzuckung der Heiligen Theresa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome visit planner .

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in October, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Bunker Soratte
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Foro di Cesare ©
Foro di Cesare
Basilica di Santa Prassede ©
Basilica di Santa Prassede
Forum of Augustus ©
Forum of Augustus

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