30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 1 night
+4
train + bus + Fly + bus + train:  4​h 15​min
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grunau im Almtal, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di Torre Paola and Sabbianera Super Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duna 31.5 and Room Escape Games. Step out of Rome to go to Maccarese and see Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza del Popolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, appreciate the history behind Arco di Costantino, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

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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 moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sabaudia, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Sabbianera Super Beach
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Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare ©
Piazza del Popolo ©
Piazza del Popolo
Piazza Venezia ©
Piazza Venezia

4
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dog Beach and Val d'Orcia. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Fortezza di Montalcino (in Montalcino) and San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard and contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary website .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Wineries, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dog Beach, Guardastelle Vineyard, Fortezza di Montalcino, Avignonesi, San Quirico d'Orcia
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard

3
days
Venice, Italy

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bibione Spiaggia and Photography Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Blue Moon and Bibione - Lungomare. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Bibione to see Laguna di Bibione about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from Florence in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bibione, Blue Moon
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Bibione Spiaggia ©
Bibione Spiaggia
Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Paris Plage, enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

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Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Paris Plage ©
Paris Plage
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

2
days
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seebad Eich, and then snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, then get great views at The Nine Towers, then appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and finally head outdoors with Seilpark Engelberg.

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Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Seilpark Engelberg, Seebad Eich
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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
The Nine Towers ©
The Nine Towers
Spreuer Bridge ©
Spreuer Bridge

3
days
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Step out of the city life by going to Blumental Panorama Trail and Lauterbrunnen Village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riederalp and Niederhorn. Take a break from Lauterbrunnen with a short trip to Aletsch Arena in Bettmeralp, about 50 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niederhorn, Riederalp, Blumental Panorama Trail, Aletsch Arena
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Niederhorn ©
Niederhorn

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Municipal Gallery in Lenbach House. On your second day here, make a trip to Lake Tegernsee, then examine the collection at Geigenbaumuseum, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munich online itinerary planner .

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Munich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Mittenwald, Ammersee, Lake Tegernsee, Strandbad St. Alban
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Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
Lake Tegernsee ©
Lake Tegernsee
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald

3
days
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee and Sigmund-Thun-Klamm. Get in touch with nature at Gollinger Wasserfall and Zoo Salzburg. Change things up with a short trip to Schwarzsee in Kitzbuhel (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, don't miss a visit to Monchsberg Lift, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

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You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grunau im Almtal.

Things to do in Salzburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Zoo Salzburg, Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee, Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, Schwarzsee
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Schwarzsee ©
Schwarzsee
Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm ©
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm

4
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Badestrand Hallstatt and Ski Reiteralm. Get in touch with nature at Duisitzkarsee and Ski Resort Loser. Venture out of the city with trips to Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH (in Liezen) and Erlebniswelt Mendlingtal (in Gostling an der Ybbs). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Grosser und Kleiner Odsee and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen.

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Getting from Salzburg to Grunau im Almtal by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Grunau im Almtal

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Duisitzkarsee, Badestrand Hallstatt, Ski Resort Loser, Erlebniswelt Mendlingtal, Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen
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Grosser und Kleiner Odsee ©
Grosser und Kleiner Odsee

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 30th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schottenkirche, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace.

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Traveling by car from Grunau im Almtal to Vienna takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens

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