28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally make a trip to Tower Bridge. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London travel planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in London: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 3rd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona planner.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 5th (Thu), take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Musee Matisse, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Nice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 7th (Sat), get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in January, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

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You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 15th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, steep yourself in history at Galleria Borbonica, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

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

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

Tuscany travel guide

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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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