34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Train:  26 h
1
Orvieto, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  8 h
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Dunkeld, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h
8
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
nights
Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pozzo di San Patrizio and Duomo di Orvieto. Piazza del Duomo and Piazza del Castello di Montemerano will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Orvieto side-trips: Abbazia di S. Eutizio (in Preci) and Chiesa di San Pietro (in Tuscania). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovenale, contemplate the long history of Val d'Orcia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Christina, and browse the exhibits of Church of Saint Agostino.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Orvieto attractions site.

Melbourne, Australia to Orvieto is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Orvieto: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Val d'Orcia, Basilica of Saint Christina, Museo Geologico e delle Frane, Piazza del Duomo, Abbazia di S. Eutizio
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Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia

7
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petersfriedhof and Haus der Natur. Bring the kids along to Mirabell Palace and Burg Mauterndorf. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental (in Soll), Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). There's lots more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip planning website.

Drive from Orvieto to Salzburg in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Orvieto in December, expect Salzburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach, Basilika St. Michael, Burg Mauterndorf, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone
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Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Frauenkirche and St. Peter's Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Munich Residenz and Nuremberg Palace of Justice. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden), Oberammergau Church (in Oberammergau) and Audi Museum (in Ingolstadt). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Oberammergau Church, Audi Museum, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald
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Nuremberg Palace of Justice ©
Nuremberg Palace of Justice
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Audi Museum
Audi Museum

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Munich in December, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Wallace Collection. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip tool.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Newark-on-Trent.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

1
night
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Newark-on-Trent ©
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, then explore the world behind art at Newark Town Hall Museum & Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Hawks Of Steele, and finally steep yourself in history at The Workhouse, Southwell. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre and then contemplate the long history of Hodsock Priory.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Newark-on-Trent day trip tool.

Getting from London to Newark-on-Trent by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from London in January, things will get a bit warmer in Newark-on-Trent: highs are around 15°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Dunkeld.

Things to do in Newark-on-Trent

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hodsock Priory, Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre
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Newark Town Hall Museum & Art Gallery ©
Newark Town Hall Museum & Art Gallery
The Workhouse, Southwell ©
The Workhouse, Southwell
Hodsock Priory ©
Hodsock Priory

4
nights
Dunkeld, United Kingdom

Dunkeld ©
Dunkeld and Birnam are two adjacent towns in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Get in touch with nature at Glen Ogle and Circular walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Glenturret Distillery and Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Dunkeld: Action Glen (in Crieff) and Acharn Falls (in Acharn). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Beatrix Potter Exhibition.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dunkeld travel route tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newark-on-Trent to Dunkeld. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Dunkeld

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Crieff, Acharn Falls, Circular walk, Glen Ogle, Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
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The Glenturret Distillery ©
The Glenturret Distillery
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
Acharn Falls ©
Acharn Falls

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Somerset House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read London vacation planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dunkeld to London. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Somerset House ©
Somerset House

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