22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Grunau im Almtal, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
Sydney, Australia

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Escape the urban bustle at Sabbianera Super Beach and V Lounge Beach Club. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Break and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Step out of Rome to go to Maccarese and see Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rome is minus 9 hours. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Point Break, Sabbianera Super Beach
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Point Break ©
Point Break
Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare ©

3
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Campanile di Giotto. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Torre del Mangia. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella (in Pienza), Fattoria Casaloste (in Panzano in Chianti) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Castello di Verrazzano and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Rome in October, plan for slightly colder days in Florence, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Castello di Verrazzano, Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella, Fattoria Casaloste
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Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano

2
days
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 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally make a trip to St Mark's Campanile. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna di Bibione, enjoy the sand and surf at La spiaggia di Pluto, and then head off the coast to Isola di Burano.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Florence in October since evenings lows in Venice dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bibione, Isola di Burano, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Oasi Ca' di Mezzo
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Isola di Burano ©
Isola di Burano
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio

0
days
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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Venice to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

2
days
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.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Barmsee and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad St. Alban and then explore the activities along English Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Munich when traveling from Paris in October, with lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Munich

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Partnachklamm, Strandbad St. Alban, Barmsee
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
days
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Nufenen Pass and then trek along Gommer Hohenweg. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen travel route builder site .

Drive from Munich to Lauterbrunnen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Grunau im Almtal.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gommer Hohenweg, Nufenen Pass
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Nufenen Pass ©
Nufenen Pass
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

3
days
Grunau im Almtal, Austria

Grunau im Almtal ©
Grünau im Almtal is a village in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.GeographyGrünau is surrounded by mountains with a central river that runs throughout the valley.SportGrünau also has a passionate connection with their local football team, UFC Drack Bau Grünau. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seewaldsee and Kleiner Sonnstein. Step out of the city life by going to Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm and Gollinger Wasserfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grunau im Almtal: Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad (in Unterach am Attersee) and Langbathseen (in Ebensee). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cumberland Wildpark Tierpark Grunau.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grunau im Almtal trip maker tool .

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Grunau im Almtal in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Grunau im Almtal

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad, Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm, Kleiner Sonnstein, Seewaldsee, Gollinger Wasserfall
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Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm ©
Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm
Langbathseen ©
Langbathseen
Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall

1
day
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vienna sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grunau im Almtal to Vienna in 3 hours. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens

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