25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, browse the exhibits of Haus der Musik Wien, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade).

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Sydney, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Vienna. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get colder in Vienna: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): look for gifts at SUMSUM Amsterdam, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and finally get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

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Traveling by flight from Vienna to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vienna in January, Amsterdam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then examine the collection at Atomium, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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 14th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

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Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 16th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our London online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of 14 Henrietta Street, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

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Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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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 21st (Tue): take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in January; daily highs in Lisbon reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. On your second day here, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Florence hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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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 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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