26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Vejen, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Vejen, Denmark

Vejen ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Billund Resort. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Bindeballe Kobmandsgaard, pause for some photo ops at Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jelling Kirke, then step into the grandiose world of Koldinghus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Moravian Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vejen holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Vejen is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Vejen are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Vejen

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vejle, Brodremenighedens Kirke, LEGOLAND Billund, Koldinghus
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LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church ©
Bindeballe Kobmandsgaard ©
Bindeballe Kobmandsgaard

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Our Saviour and Frederiksborg Castle. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, identify plant and animal life at Jaegerborg Dyrehave, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Denmark, and appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen vacation builder.

You can drive from Vejen to Copenhagen in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Frederiksborg Castle
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

5
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bryggen and Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, examine the collection at Theta Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bergen itinerary planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Bergen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Copenhagen in September, plan for little chillier days in Bergen, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

5
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.
Chartres Cathedral and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Paris takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bergen in September, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get in on the family fun at KID PARC Ile d'Aventures and then identify plant and animal life at Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau). On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Bernard Magrez Art Institute and then head outdoors with Bassin Aventures.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Theme Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Gujan-Mestras
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KID PARC Ile d'Aventures ©
KID PARC Ile d'Aventures
Bassin Aventures ©
Bassin Aventures
Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez ©
Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castillo de Tossa de Mar and Lloret Beach. Casa Milà and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Fenals Beach in Lloret de Mar (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Park Güell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, and examine the collection at Picasso Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary maker.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bordeaux in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lloret de Mar
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Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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