30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Paris, France
— 1 night
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
6
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 4 nights
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
9
Grunau im Almtal, Austria
— 4 nights
10
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights

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.
Visiting Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare and Spiaggia di Torre Paola will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza Venezia and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Sabbianera Super Beach (in Anguillara Sabazia) and Duna 31.5 (in Sabaudia). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Arco di Costantino, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Popolo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome online visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sabaudia, Sabbianera Super Beach, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
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Sabbianera Super Beach ©
Sabbianera Super Beach
Piazza Venezia ©
Piazza Venezia
Spiaggia di Torre Paola ©
Spiaggia di Torre Paola

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dog Beach San Vincenzo and Avignonesi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Fortezza di Montalcino (in Montalcino), San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's lots more to do: stroll through Val d'Orcia, learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montalcino, Battistero di San Giovanni, Val d'Orcia, San Quirico d'Orcia, Avignonesi
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Dog Beach San Vincenzo ©
Dog Beach San Vincenzo
Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Blue Moon and Bibione Spiaggia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponte dell'Accademia and Museo Correr. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Bibione (Bibione - Lungomare & Laguna di Bibione). There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bibione, Blue Moon
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Ponte dell'Accademia ©
Ponte dell'Accademia
Photography Tours
Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon

1
night
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, thenstep off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. 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
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), thenkick back and relax at Seebad Eich, and then take in the views from Spreuer Bridge. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, thenmake a trip to The Nine Towers, thenpause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally head outdoors with Seilpark Engelberg.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Seilpark Engelberg, Seebad Eich
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Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

4
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Escape the urban bustle at Lauterbrunnen Village and Blumental Panorama Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aletsch Arena and Niederhorn Cable-car. Go for a jaunt from Lauterbrunnen to Riederalp to see Riederalp about 50 minutes away.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niederhorn Cable-car, Aletsch Arena, Riederalp, Blumental Panorama Trail
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Aletsch Arena ©
Aletsch Arena
Riederalp ©
Riederalp

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.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Tegernsee, thensee the interesting displays at Geigenbaumuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Munich by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. October in Munich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mittenwald, Strandbad St. Alban, Lake Tegernsee, Ammersee
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald
Lake Tegernsee ©
Lake Tegernsee

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of the city life by going to Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee and Schwarzsee. Explore hidden gems such as Gollinger Wasserfall and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to Kaprun to see Sigmund-Thun-Klamm about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, take some stellar pictures from MoenchsbergAufzug, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Grunau im Almtal.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Grosser Und Kleiner Odsee and Ski Reiteralm. Take a break from the city and head to Badestrand Hallstatt and Ski Resort Loser. Explore Grunau im Almtal's surroundings by going to Erlebniswelt Mendlingtal (in Gostling an der Ybbs), Duisitzkarsee (in Rohrmoos-Untertal) and Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH (in Liezen). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grunau im Almtal trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Grunau im Almtal in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Grunau im Almtal

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Erlebniswelt Mendlingtal, Badestrand Hallstatt, Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH, Duisitzkarsee, Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Ski Reiteralm ©
Ski Reiteralm
Duisitzkarsee ©
Duisitzkarsee

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schottenkirche, thenget to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, thenstroll around Schonbrunner Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Vienna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grunau im Almtal to Vienna takes 3 hours. October in Vienna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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