24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + train + bus:  28​h
1
Amalfi, Italy
— 1 night
subway + train:  3​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and then kick back and relax at Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Fornillo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip itinerary builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Amalfi is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amalfi: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Fornillo, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take a stroll through Trastevere, and finally get engrossed in the history at Welcome to Rome.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence journey planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning site .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): wander the streets of Alfama, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally take a stroll through Rossio Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then do a tasting at The Best Portugal, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Alfama ©
Alfama
Rossio Square ©
Rossio Square

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll get in some beach time at Nairn Beach and Rosemarkie Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Brora Beach (in Brora), Embo Beach (in Embo) and Tarbat Discovery Centre (in Portmahomack). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich and sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness holiday planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Inverness in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, Inverness is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Brora Beach, Loch Morlich, Rosemarkie Beach, Embo Beach, Nairn Beach
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bruges travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inverness to Bruges in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Inverness to Bruges. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

2
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.
On the 18th (Sat), take a stroll through Le Marais, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then wander the streets of Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona & Piazza delle Erbe). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice attractions planner .

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Venice, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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